Former Capitals Forward Andre Burakovsky Records First Career Hat Trick To Lift Colorado Avalanche Over the Florida Panthers

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Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals in 2018 and despite being a former first-round pick of the team in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, was never able to find his footing in the District. Since being traded to the Avalanche in 2019, the Swedish forward has found success and on Sunday night, recorded his first career hat trick.

Burakovsky’s hat trick lifted the Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers, marking the first three-goal night for the 26-year old.

The hat trick marked Burakovsky’s 10th, 11th, and 12th goals of the season and were the only three goals by the Avs on the night. He now has five goals in his past two games.

In 328 Games Played with the Capitals, Burakovsy recorded 62 goals and 145 Points, while he has recorded 51 Goals and 111 Points in 135 Games Played in Colorado.

“It’s nice to get my first hat trick but it’s not something I think about very much,” said Burakovsky. “I’m just happy to help the team offensively and win games and tonight it was me who had a little extra luck with me.”

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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2 Responses to Former Capitals Forward Andre Burakovsky Records First Career Hat Trick To Lift Colorado Avalanche Over the Florida Panthers

  1. Anonymous says:

    I always liked Burky and was sad he went… I thought he would be a Cap for 10 years.. also sai that about Seigs as well.

  2. Della Young says:

    I miss seeing him rocking the red, but I’m so happy seeing news like this!

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