Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Andre Burakovsky
Andre Burakovsky was born on February 9, 1995 in Klagenfurt, Austria. The product of Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Elite League was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.

After two seasons playing in Sweden, Burakovsky came to North America and signed his NHL entry level contract with the Capitals. Upon coming to North America, the Capitals felt he would best learn the style of play in the OHL with the Erie Otters. During his one season in Erie, he starred for the team scoring 41 goals and 87 points in 57 games during the 2013-14 season.

Burakovsky made the Capitals lineup coming out of training came for the 2014-15 season. He made his NHL debut on October 9, 2014 in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens. In his rookie year in the NHL, Burakovsky posted 9 goals and 22 points in 53 games. Burakovsky would solidify himself as scoring threat during his second season, finding the back of the net 17 times while adding 21 assists.

Injuries plagued Burakovsky during the 2017-18 season, limiting him to just 56 regular season games, in which he scored 12 times and added 13 assists. He was sidelined in the post-season as well, missing the majority of the first and second rounds. He returned for the Capitals third round match up against the Tampa Bay Lightning and scored a pair of goals in game seven to help Washington advance. The Capitals would go on to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights to earn the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2010-11 IF Malmo Redhawks U18 Swe-U18 27 8 9 17 6
2011-12 IF Malmo Redhawks U18 Swe-U18 9 6 8 14 14 4 2 4 6 0
2011-12 IF Malmo Redhawks Jr. Swe-Jr. 42 17 25 42 43 5 1 4 5 2
2011-12 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 10 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
2012-13 IF Malmo Redhawks U18 Swe-U18 3 6 4 10 2 4 3 3 6 0
2012-13 IF Malmo Redhawks Jr. Swe-Jr. 13 3 4 7 8 3 1 2 3 8
2012-13 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden-2 43 4 7 11 8
2013-14 Erie Otters OHL 57 41 46 87 35 +46 14 10 3 13 2
2014-15 Washington Capitals NHL 53 9 13 22 10 +12 11 2 1 3 0
2014-15 Hershey Bears AHL 13 3 4 7 6 0 1 1 0 1 0
2015-16 Washington Capitals NHL 79 17 21 38 12 +4 12 1 0 1 6
2015-16 Sweden WC-A 3 1 0 1 12 0
2016-17 Washington Capitals NHL 64 12 23 35 14 +13 13 3 3 6 2
NHL Totals 196 38 57 95 36 36 6 4 10 8


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