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Andre Burakovsky | Center

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (20) / 2/9/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 198

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Andre Burakovsky will start the season as the second line center.
The job was originally slated to go to Evgeny Kuznetsov but Kuznetsov will start the season as the top center, taking over from the injured Nicklas Backstrom. Just an FYI as Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams should flank him on the second line. Oct 4 - 9:18 AM

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Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz said that he anticipates Andre Burakovsky beginning the 2015-16 season as a center.

It's been an up-and-down process as far as that's concerned, as moving back to the middle has been a challenge for the young up-and-comer. Depending upon his linemates, Burakovsky is an interesting Capitals forward to watch.
Oct 3 - 1:35 PM

Andre Burakovsky scored on a power-play goal in the second period to help the Washington Capitals defeat the New York Islanders 3-1 in preseason play Monday night.

Burakovsky's goal turned out to be the game winner. Sean Collins got the game's only goal in the first period to give Washington a 1-0 lead. Burakovsky scored his power-play marker at 7:30 of the third period. Kirill Petrov brought the Isles to within a goal at 18:09 of the third before Karl Alzner sealed the deal for Washington with an empty-netter at 19:03. Justin Peters stopped 10 of the 11 shots he faced in the Caps' net before being relieved by Philipp Grubauer, who was a perfect 13-for-13. Thomas Greiss played the entire game in goal for the Isles and was impressive, kicking aside 22 of the 24 shots he faced.
Sep 28 - 10:28 PM

Andre Burakovsky may be Washington's second-line center at the start of the 2015-16 season.

Nicklas Backstrom's hip injury has him uncertain for the regular season opener, so the Capitals will take advantage of Burakovsky's versatility. Coach Barry Trotz said that Burakovsky could swap between the wing and center throughout the year. When Backstrom returns, Burakovsky could skate on one of the top-two lines as a winger or center the third unit.
Sep 20 - 10:25 AM

Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan still isn't sure who his third line center will be.

The Capitals let Eric Fehr walk in free-agency, so they will need to fill the hole he leaves on the third line. "I’m not sure," MacLellan said, when asked for his No. 3 center right now. "It’s not set, I don’t think in the coach’s mind or in the manager’s mind. I think we’re going to try, maybe, different people, where we’re at. These guys should be capable of all handling it." Two players who could potentially fit that role are Andre Burakovsky and Marcus Johansson. MacLellan went on to say that he prefers playing Burakovsky at center and Johansson on the wing, but it's still too early to come to any conclusions.
Aug 8 - 10:16 AM

Andre Burakovsky could end up in Washington's top-six forward group as a winger or as the center of the third line.

"To me, he could play any position, right wing, center or left wing," GM Brian MacLellan said. "He's just that good." Burakovsky is projected to battle with Marcus Johansson for a spot on one of Washington's scoring lines. McLellan said he prefers Johansson on the wing and he envisions Burakovsky as a future second-line pivot. However, the final decision is up to coach Barry Trotz and if he prefers a defensive approach on his third unit then Jay Beagle or Brooks Laich could be options to use in the middle as well. The situation should become clearer at training camp.
Aug 4 - 12:07 PM

Andre Burakovsky has been sent to the minors by the Washington Capitals.

Washington has been eliminated from the playoffs, so Burakovsky will assist the AHL Hershey Bears instead. He had two goals and three points in 11 games with Washington in the playoffs.
May 15 - 4:52 PM

Rookie forward Andre Burakovsky scored twice Wednesday night, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the visiting New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Second Round.

The goals were Burakovsky's first two in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The win gave Washington a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Burakovsky, inserted into the lineup after forward Eric Fehr sustained an injury in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round series against the New York Islanders, has been playing well. He tied the game Wednesday at 1-1 with 3:31 left in the second period after stripping the Rangers' Chris Kreider of the puck. Rangers center Derek Stepan fell, removing the chance for back pressure, and Burakovsky cut into the middle and found a lane to take a shot that ticked off the shoulder of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and under the crossbar. Burakovsky scored his second goal 24 seconds into the third period after cutting across the slot and lofting a backhand that beat Lundqvist to his glove side. The rookie had his first NHL playoff point Monday with an assist on the goal by linemate Jay Beagle that gave Washington a 1-0 victory in Game 3.
May 6 - 11:15 PM

Andre Burakovsky earned his first career playoff point in Game 3 versus the Rangers.

He had the primary assist on Jay Beagle's game winner in a 1-0 victory over New York on Monday night. "Obviously you get used to it every day," Burakovsky said of the postseason. "Every day, every game you get a little bit more comfortable with every game. Right now I feel like I can really play my game and don't have to worry to do mistakes or anything. I can just focus on my game, 110 percent." He has skated in seven playoff matches and he has eight shots, while averaging 11:35 of ice time per game.
May 6 - 12:03 PM

Andre Burakovsky will skate on the third line in Tuesday's Game Four against the New York Islanders.

Burakovsky will play to the left of Jay Beagle and Troy Brouwer, as he tags in for the injured Eric Fehr. The young rookie Burakovsky has had a good opening campaign, posting 22 points in 53 games with the Capitals, but he shouldn't be considered for your fantasy squad.
Apr 21 - 7:19 PM

Andre Burakovsky will likely be in the lineup in Game 4.

A chance to make his NHL playoff debut became probable after Eric Fehr sustained an upper-body injury on Sunday. "It's what everyone wants," said Burakovsky about playing in the postseason. "I've been working my whole life to be here and I'm really excited. I've been around almost the whole year. I kind of know how we should play. I won't change my game for tomorrow."
Apr 20 - 5:59 PM

Andre Burakovsky and Michael Latta will be scratched for Game Two against the New York Islanders on Friday night.

While Latta contributed just a single hit to the score sheet during his 5:16 of ice time in Game One on Wednesday night, Burakovsky has yet to see NHL playoff ice. That may change depending upon how Game Two goes, but neither seem to be worthy additions to your daily lineup either way.
Source: Mike Vogel
Apr 17 - 6:45 PM

Andre Burakovsky will be held out of Game 1’s lineup Wednesday night versus the Islanders.

The 20-year-old rookie played in 53 games with the Capitals this season scoring nine goals and 22 points with a plus 12 rating, which is very impressive considering his age. But with Jay Beagle and Eric Fehr both returning to the lineup for Game 1, Burakovsky will be the odd man out. It looks like the 2015 playoffs will be more of a learning experience for the youngster.
Apr 15 - 5:20 PM

Do not be surprised if Andre Burakovsky is sent to the minors after Saturday's game.

The Capitals are getting back Eric Fehr, Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson for the playoffs and will send Burakovsky to Hershey for the final week of the season and the playoffs, barring any more injuries to the big club. The rookie has nine goals and 22 points in 52 games this season and has a bright future.
Apr 11 - 10:20 AM

Andre Burakovsky will tag in for the injured Eric Fehr against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday evening.

Burakovsky has had an up-and-down season for the Capitals, in part due to ineffective play, and in part due to the Capitals shuttling him back and forth from AHL Hershey. But the rookie has still managed to play in 50 games for the Caps this season, posting nine goals and 22 points.
Apr 5 - 5:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Jay Beagle
5Michael Latta
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer