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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.
Burakovsky hat trick complete 🎩🧢
— The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast (@rayanddregs) December 13, 2021
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.
LET THE HATS FLY 🧢🧢🧢
— 92.5FM – Denver’s Altitude Sports Radio (@AltitudeSR) December 13, 2021
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.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) December 13, 2021
“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