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Andre Burakovsky Profile

Andre Burakovsky
Ht/Wt: 6' 1"/176 lbs
Position: LW
Team: Malmo (SWE)

Andre Burakovsky's Player Profile

Burakowsky struggled to get ice time in the second-tier Swedish pro league at the beginning of the season, but his fine form in international play has been encouraging. One NHL executive said that Burakowsky's skating is comparable to some of the top Swedes to come out of the draft recently. He gains efficient power from his stride, and he has a great top gear. His skill level allows him to regularly make above-average to high-end dekes and passes. He has the look of a skilled puck possessor with every shift. The extra element of his game is his grit, and one NHL source described his work ethic as equal to his skill level. He has the ability to impact the possession game with his skill and smarts, and he has a knack for pressuring the puck away from opponents. In order to fulfill his potential, Burakowsky will have to get stronger. There are also significant question marks around his decision making, as some scouts indicate he can be a bit of a puck hog. There are some kinks to correct, but his game has great upside, and he can be a top-line player at his peak.
Submitted by: Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus. Click here for Pronman's draft rankings

Came into the year pegged as a potential Top 10 selection… Hasn’t quite lived up to expectations thus far… Skilled winger with a more than adept shot and scoring touch around the net… Shows flashes of dynamic ability… Will benefit greatly from a strong showing at the U18’s this Spring.
Submitted by: The Scouting Report

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Andre Burakovsky Videos

André Burakowsky goal SWE 2:3 (FIN U18 - SWE U18 5:4)

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André Burakowsky goal SWE 1:5 (SVK 18 - SWE 18 3:7)

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