Andre Burakovsky Signs With Seattle Kraken On A Five-year, $27.5 Million Free Agent Contract

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Former Washington Capitals and Colorado Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky signed a five-year, $27.5 million deal with the Seattle Kraken on the first day of free agency. The deal reunites him with former Capitals teammate Philipp Grubauer.

Per TSN’s Chris Johnston the deal carries an annual average value of $5.5 million and totals $27.5 million.

The 27-year old forward (the 23rd overall pick in 2013 by Washington) is coming off a season in which he recorded 22 goals and 61 points in 81 Games Played with the Avalanche, and went on to record eight points in 12 Games Played, before missing the final four games of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final, in which Colorado won their third Stanley Cup. His expiring contract carried an annual average value and cap hit of $4.9 million. In 519 career NHL games with the Capitals and Avalanche, Burakovsky has 2295 Points. Additionally, he has captured the Stanley Cup twice; this summer with the Avs and in 2018 as a member of the Capitals.

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 Andre Burakovsky Signs With Seattle Kraken On A Five-year, $27.5 Million Free Agent Contract

  1. steven says:

    A good signing for Seattle as he brings playoff experoence and Cups experience to this new team. Wonder if he plays on the 2nd or 3rd line there?

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