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Video: Caps rookie Burakovsky scores in NHL debut

Andre Burakovsky

Andre Burakovsky


Chances are Andre Burakovsky won’t soon forget his first NHL goal.

The Swedish rookie, taken 23rd overall at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, scored in his NHL debut on Thursday -- against the Montreal Canadiens, no less -- and in the process scored Washington’s first goal of the 2014-15 season as well:

A skillful center that opened as the Caps’ No. 2 center, Burakowsky -- who only turned 19 in February -- earned rave reviews from head coach Barry Trotz during the preseason.

“High-level talent,” Trotz said. “He has a mature game, even though he’s really young in terms of years.”

According to @EliasSports, Andre Burakovsky is the 13th player in #Caps franchise history to score his first NHL goal in his first NHL game.

— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) October 10, 2014