Andre Burakovsky
Andre Burakovsky
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Colorado Avalanche
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Burakovsky has been an enigma since he debuted in the NHL back in 2014, and this trend persisted once again in 2018-19. He's been very consistent in his goal scoring (12) and point production (25) over the last two seasons, but he has failed to take advantage of his opportunities to establish himself as a consistent top-six forward in D.C. The variance in his play ultimately led to his ousting in Washington, as he was traded to the Avalanche in June. The Swedish winger is still young, owns good speed and plenty of offensive upside that should serve him well with a fresh start on a team in need of scoring depth, and therefore owns some sleeper upside if he can get off to a good start in Denver. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Avalanche in July of 2019.
Registers goal, assist
LWColorado Avalanche
August 5, 2020
Burakovsky had a goal and an assist with two shots in Wednesday's 4-0 round-robin win over Dallas.
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Burakovsky closed the book on the scoring in this one when he sent a long wrister through traffic early in the third period. He also picked up the secondary assist on a Joonas Donskoi goal late in the opening frame. The 25-year-old enjoyed his first 20-goal campaign as an NHLer in 2019-20 despite appearing in only 58 games.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:12
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:23
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
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2017–18
13:50
1:12
0:00
2018–19
11:08
0:15
0:03
2019–20
15:12
2:23
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Entering his fourth season, Burakovsky was expected to finally have a breakout season. Though he managed 12 goals and 25 points in 56 games, a hand injury early in the campaign appears to have blunted his chances of taking the next step forward in his career. With the ascension of Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson as dependable top-six forwards, the 23-year-old Swede is entering a pivotal campaign with the Capitals. He needs a productive campaign to raise his value as a restricted free agent next summer. Where Burakovsky fits in the Capitals' long-term plans is unclear, but he is likely to open the season on the third line with Lars Eller and Brett Connolly which limits his fantasy value at the outset. However, his skill set could help him return to a scoring line at some point in the future, so he's a decent buy-low candidate in standard formats.
Burakovsky's point totals from his first three NHL seasons aren't that impressive -- 38 two years ago is his high -- but at age 22, he has a a lot of NHL experience, though much of it has come as a third-liner. This year, it looks like Burakovsky will step up to the second line alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov; fortunately, the Austrian winger's shifts up the depth chart when needed have tended to be quite fruitful. He’s in for a major spike in ice time, likely including power-play minutes, now that Justin Williams has departed for Carolina. The result is likely to be 50-plus points -- maybe more -- that you won't need to pay dearly for on draft day.
Born in Austria to Swedish parents with a Russian surname, Burakovsky’s got hockey in his blood, and it showed last year. Although Burakovsky’s first full NHL season resulted in a modest total of 38 points, that he managed to do so much scoring while averaging only 13:01 of ice time with negligible power-play minutes offers considerable promise for the 21-year-old’s future. However, there are two reasons to doubt Burakovsky will reach his potential this year, and their names are Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson – the Caps’ top two left wingers, whose presence means Burakovsky is likely to be stuck on the third line again. When Washington’s finally ready to take the training wheels off, look out – the 2013 first-round pick is a speedy, sharpshooting dynamo who’s going to put up big numbers once he gets the chance.
Burakovsky came out of the blocks with 12 points in his first 15 games last fall and soon became part of the Calder conversation. Unfortunately, he couldn't maintain the hot pace. Burakovsky's talent was never questioned, but his lack of commitment in his own zone and weak board play resulted in lost ice time, healthy scratches and a stint in the AHL. But that won’t happen again. He’s talented enough to play any position, and his upside is that of a second-line center. But that’s Evgeny Kuznetsov’s job, and he’s not going anywhere soon. That leaves Burakovsky battling with Marcus Johansson for the left wing spot on the second line, but he could also roll as the Caps’ third-line pivot. His fantasy value is tied to his linemates this season, and he'll find himself on a short leash (and headed to Hershey of the AHL) if he slumps for too long. But it won’t take too many seasons for Burakovsky to start dictating the value of the guys he plays beside. He’s just that talented.
Little more than a year after being selected 23rd overall by the Capitals in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Burakovsky appears to be the latest evidence that the Caps’ scouting staff has earned their paychecks. The Swedish winger had a fantastic rookie season in the OHL, finishing with 41 goals and 46 assists in 47 regular season games with Erie. Burakovsky also helped the Otters’ cause in the postseason with 10 goals in just 14 games. The injury to Tom Wilson opens the door for Burakovsky to make the Caps out of training camp, as he certainly proved his mettle during the team’s rookie development camp in early July. Still, the Caps are inclined not to fast-track his development, and the safer bet is that the talented forward will spend 2014-2015 season honing his skills in Hershey of the AHL. That may change with an impressive camp, so keep an eye on Burakovsky in the short-term, as his NHL career may begin sooner than expected.
Burakowsky is another young prospect that keeper leaguers should take note of. Burakowsky is a skilled offensive player but his intensity is a bit inconsistent. However, in a few years’ time he should fit right in with Washington's offense-first mentality.
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Expected to play Sunday
LWColorado Avalanche
August 2, 2020
Burakovsky (undisclosed) is expected to suit up for Sunday's round-robin game against the Blues.
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Misses practice Friday
LWColorado Avalanche
July 31, 2020
Burakovsky (undisclosed) was not in attendance for Friday's practice session, though head coach Jared Bednar told reporters he expects the winger to join the group Saturday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Should be good to go
LWColorado Avalanche
June 12, 2020
Per Ryan Clark of The Athletic, Burakovsky (lower body) was nearing a return when the NHL put its season on hold in mid-March, so it's safe to assume he's now fully recovered.
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Spotted in non-contact jersey
LWColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
March 11, 2020
Burakovsky (upper body) was spotted in a non-contact jersey prior to Wednesday's practice, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
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Remains out Monday
LWColorado Avalanche
Lower Body
March 9, 2020
Burakovsky (lower body) is not expected to suit up for Monday's contest in Los Angeles.
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