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Andre Burakovsky
Andre Burakovsky
Left Wing  - WSH
Number: 65
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 9, 1995  (Age 20)
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Drafted: WSH / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (23rd overall) PROSPECT BIO
Earned an assist vs. DAL (3/13) ... Scored two goals at ANA (2/15), marking his first
career multi-goal game ... Scored a goal at CBJ (1/27) ... Earned two assists vs. EDM
(1/20) ... Scored a goal at DAL (1/17) ... Earned an assist vs. DET (1/10) ... Scored the
game-winning goal vs. FLA (1/4) ... Scored a goal vs. NYI (11/28) ... Earned two assists
vs. CBJ (11/11) ... Scored a goal and earned an assist at CHI (11/7) ... Earned an assist
vs. DET (10/29) ... Tallied an assist at VAN (10/26) ... Earned an assist at EDM (10/22) ...
Scored a power-play goal vs. NJ (10/16) ... Earned an assist, extending his point streak
to three games vs. SJ (10/14) ... Earned two assists at BOS (10/11) ... Scored his first
NHL goal in his NHL debut vs. MTL (10/9) 6:43 in to the first period, marking the secondfastest
first-career goal in franchise history ... Jim Hrycuik (5:06) scored the quickest
first-career goal in Capitals franchise history on Oct. 9, 1974 – Washington’s first game
in franchise history ... In addition, Burakovsky became the 13th player in Capitals history
to score his first NHL goal in his first NHL game and just the fourth Capitals player in the
past 32 years to score in his NHL debut, following Steve Poapst (Apr. 10, 1996), Alex
Ovechkin (Oct. 5, 2005) and Jakub Klepis (Nov. 4, 2005) ... Burakovsky is also one of just
seven players in Capitals franchise history to score a goal in his NHL debut and season
opener ... Registered three points (2g, 1a) in 11 playoff games ... Earned his first career
playoff point with an assist in Game 3 of the ECSF vs. NYR (5/4) ... Scored two goals,
including the game-winning goal, in Game 4 of the ECSF vs. NYR (5/6) ... Became only
the second rookie in the last 75 years to record a multi-goal playoff game while scoring
every one of his team’s goals, joining Gilbert Dionne, who scored each of Montreal’s
goals in the Canadiens’ 2-0 victory against the Hartford Whalers on April 19, 1992 ...
Burakovsky is the fourth rookie in Capitals playoff history to score his first two playoff
goals in the same game and the second to do so this year, joining Evgeny Kuznetsov
(4/23/15 vs. NYI: 2g, 1a). In addition, Burakovsky is the fifth rookie in franchise history to
score two goals in a playoff game, joining Kuznetsov (4/23/15 vs. NYI: 2g, 1a), Marcus
Johansson (4/20/11 at NYR: 2g), Richard Zednik (5/28/98 at BUF: 2g, 1a) and Sergei
Gonchar (5/6/95 at PIT: 2g, 1a).
Junior Career
2013-14: Registered 87 points (41g, 46a) in 57 games with the Erie Otters (OHL) in 2013-
14 ... Named the OHL Player of the Month for March after tallying 24 points (12 goals,
10 assists) in 12 games during the month and recorded a league-high plus-22 rating ...
Finished March on a seven-game point streak that included five multi-point games ...
Tied his career-high with five points (two goals, three assists) on March 15 against the
Sarnia Sting ... Led Erie to the best regular-season record in franchise history (52-14-2-0,
106 points)... Finished the season ranked ninth in the OHL in goals (41), tied for sixth in
power-play goals (15), third in game-winning goals (10) and tied for eighth in plus/minus
(+46) ... Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Capitals on Sept. 4, 2013. 2012-
13: Played in 43 games for Malmo and recorded four goals and seven assists. 2011-12:
Made his professional debut with Malmo
International Career
2013-14: Won a silver medal with Sweden at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship ...
Registered seven points (3g, 4a) in seven games at the tournament. 2012-13: Represented
Sweden in the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. 2011-12: Represented Sweden in
the U17 World Hockey Challenge and U18 World Junior Championship.
NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the first-round, 23rd overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Twitter: @andreburakovsky ... Son of former NHL player Robert Burakovsky ... First car
was a BMW ... Favorite movie is Remember The Titans ... Favorite actor is Leonardo
DiCaprio ... Favorite video game is FIFA ... Favorite TV show is The O.C. ... Favorite
memory at Verizon Center is scoring his first career goal on opening night against MTL