Washington Capitals: New Fan Guide to 2015-2016 (Part 1)

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Andre Burakovsky – #65

Position: Left Wing/Center

20-year-old Andre Burakovsky is approaching a major intersection in his NHL career. Last season, Andre had to prove to coaches that he was ready for jump to the pro game and he didn’t disappoint. He made the roster out of camp for opening night. This season, he’s a regular and the motivations for him to show his skillsets are higher than ever. Whether that means playing Center or Left Wing for the team is still to be determined. It looks like he may play in the middle per recent comments from Coach Trotz.

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Off the ice, Burakovsky looks to be a pretty jovial guy. He spent last season living in the team hotel playing soccer video games in his free time before moving in with fellow young teammates Tom Wilson and Michael Latta. He’s since moved out to his own place. His chemistry with his teammates remain. Even if they bust his chops a little over social media.

I’ve also noticed that Andre is really into American food. While he was playing with the OHL Erie Otters, he remarked about how he liked being next to the restaurants in the local mall and he’s told RMNB about his enjoyment of mac-n-cheese, peanut butter and cinnamon rolls. This has clearly all been a very fun time adjusting for the Austrian-born Swede. I can only imagine the bro time he’s shared with our next player.

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