Andre Burakovsky Bio: Trade, Career, Salary & Jersey

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Having started playing professional ice hockey at the age of 16, Andre Burakovsky has risen through the ranks and become one of the outstanding prospects in the current crop of young NHL players.

Moreover, Andre is having the best season of his career this year with the Colorado Avalanche.  Previously he had played for the Washington Capitals, who drafted him 23rd overall in 2013. 

Notably, Andre has already won a Stanley Cup in his young career, which is by no means an easy feat. In fact, storied Hall of Famers has not been able to win NHL’s top prize throughout their careers.

Andre Burakovsky
Andre Burakovsky

Thus, to enlighten our dear viewers on Burakovsky, we here at Playersbio have written this article where you will find details on his early life, career, age, height, net worth, salary, family, and social media.

Firstly, let’s start with some of the quick facts!

Quick Facts:

Full Name Andre Burakovsky
Birth Date February 9, 1995
Birth Place Klagenfurt, Austria
Nick Name Not available
Religion Not Available
Nationality Swedish
Ethnicity White
Education  Not available
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Robert Burakovsky
Mother’s Name Pernilla Burakovsky
Siblings Alexandra Buraovsky, Anna Burakovsky
Age 29 years old
Height 6’3″ (1.91 m)
Weight 201 lbs (91 kg)
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not available
Build Muscular
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Johanna Scortea
Children No
Position Left-Wing
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Net Worth $5 million
Clubs  Colorado Avalanche (Current), Washington Capitals, Erie Otters, Malmo Redhawks (Former)
Jersey Number 95 (Colorado Avalanche), 65 (Washington Capitals)
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Merch Posters, Young Guns, Bobblehead, Ice Hockey Gears
Last Update May, 2024

Where is Andre Burakovsky from? Early Life and Family 

Andre Burakovsky was born on February 9, 1995, in Klagenfurt, Austria, to parents Robert Burakovsky and Pernilla Burakovsky.

Moreover, Andre was influenced to play hockey by his father, Robert, a former NHL player himself. On the other hand, his mother was a simple housewife.

Ever since Burankovsky was a small child, all he ever dreamed of was becoming an NHL player just like his old man.

andre burakovsky family
Andre Burakovsky family.

Added to that, Andre was born during the time his father was on professional duty playing in Austria. So, maybe little Andre was meant to be a hockey player from birth.

Furthermore, Andre’s parents are of Russian-Jewish descent, with his father’s home country being Sweden.

Besides his parents, Andre has two sisters,  Alexandra Burakovsky and Anna Burakovsky. The trio of siblings shares a special bond, as suggested by Andre’s various Instagram posts.

How old is Andre Burakovsky? Age, Height & Body Measurements

Andre was born in the year 1995, which makes him 29 years old currently. Likewise, Andre celebrates his birthday on February 9, making his birth sign Aquarius.

Burakovsky has been playing competitively since 2011, which makes him highly experienced compared to his peers.

Burakovsky's upper body
Burakovsky’s upper body

Andre has a fabulous physique and dashing looks, along with his youth. He stands at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters) and weighs 210 lb (91 kg), which is the ideal body measurement for a left-winger.

Consequently, it helps him make runs up and down the flanks to assist his teammates and score for themselves.

Andre Burakovsky | Career & Trade

Everybody knows that Andre is an NHL player now, but very few know that he started his professional career in the HockeyAllsvenskan with the Malmo Redhawks.

Moreover, he made his debut for the franchise at the tender age of 16. After that, the Klagenfurt native played in the famed Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

To illustrate, Burakovsky was selected as the 102nd overall pick by the SKA Saint Petersburg in the 2012 KHL Junior Draft.

Andre Burakovsky, Washington Capitals
The Washington Capitals drafted Burakovsky.

However, a year of impressive performances with the Russian club led to his inclusion in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Subsequently, Andre was selected as the 23rd overall pick by Washington Capitals.

As a result, Burakovsky signed an entry-level three-year deal with the Capitals. But, the Swedish national was not quite ready to play in the NHL.

Thus, Washington Capitals loaned their prospect to the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2013-14 season.

Andre’s time with the Otters was simply outstanding as the young left-winger managed to score 41 goals and 81 points along with 46 assists in 57 appearances in the regular season.

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Added to that, the Klagenfurt native was one of the star performers in their playoff run, which saw him score 10 goals, 13 points, and three assists in 10 appearances.

Consequently, the Capitals decided to call back their young star in the hopes of reaping the rewards of his talents.

After that, Andre made his NFL debut against the Montreal Canadiens. Furthermore, he made his debut, but he also capped off the special night by scoring his first goal.

Subsequently, Burakovsky finished his first season in the NHL with nine goals, 22 points, and 13 assists in 53 appearances.

Andre playing
Andre inside the rink.

Additionally, he appeared a further 11 times in the playoffs scoring two goals and three points along with one assist.

Although his first season was good, it was not impressive enough to turn heads around.

However, Andre achieved that in his second season with the Capitals as he appeared in 91 games scoring 18 goals, 39 points, and 21 assists.

Thereafter, the Swedish international’s third season with the franchise turned out to be somewhat disappointing.

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But, Burakovsky’s fourth season turned out to be the best of his young career to date. To illustrate, Washington Capitals went to the final of the 2018 Stanley Cup and won.

Even though Burakovksy was injured during the first half of the playoff season, he returned towards the latter end and helped the team win the cup.

However, during his timeout from injury, Andre seemed to have some mental issues so he hired a sports psychologist. When asked why he needed such medical attention, Andre replied,

“I think when I’m doing something bad, I’m thinking about it for a long time, and it just sits in my head. That’s something I have to work on in the summer.”

After that, Burakovsky stayed with the franchise for another year before getting traded to the Colorado Avalanche in 2019. Furthermore, this is his first year with the franchise after getting traded.

The 6 feet 3 left-wingers have played in 58 matches for the new franchise scoring 20 goals and 45 points along with 25 assists.

Andre holding Stanley cup
Andre holding a Stanley cup

Thus, to say the least, Andre is having one hell of a resurgence with his new team after some lackluster individual years with the Capitals.

However, the world pandemic of Corona Virus (COVID-19) has impacted the NHL as well. Consequently, the whole league has been postponed until further notice.

Nonetheless, with the Avalanche flying high as the no.2 seed in the Western Conference, you can bet your house that the Colorado-based franchise will be playing in the postseason whenever it resumes.

Andre Burakovsky | Career Stats

2014-2015 WSH 53 9 13 22 12 10 2 3 0 0 2 0 65 13.85 44.31
2015-2016 WSH 79 17 21 38 4 12 0 4 0 0 1 0 126 13.49 45.95
2016-2017 WSH 64 12 23 35 13 14 2 5 0 0 1 0 111 10.81 28.57
2017-2018 WSH 56 12 13 25 3 27 2 4 0 0 5 1 84 14.29 54.55
2018-2019 WSH 76 12 13 25 2 14 1 1 0 0  4 0 100 12 35
2019-2020 COL 58 20 25 45 11 22 2 11 0 0 6 1 103 19.4 35.71
2020-2021 COL 50 17 23 40 2 10 4 13 0 0   3 1 90 18.9 0
Career 436 99 131 230 47 109 13 41 0   0   22     3 67.9 14.6 43.9

Check out the hockey reference website to see Andre Burakovsky advanced stats.

Andre Burakovsky | Net Worth & Salary

As of 2024, Burakovsky has a net worth of $5 million accrued mainly through his NHL playing career.

Likewise, the talented player has been playing professionally for almost nine years. Thus, his net worth should come as no surprise.

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Furthermore, Andre recently signed a one-year contract with Colorado Avalance, which will earn $3.25 million for the 2019-20 season.

As a matter of fact, the Austrian-born left-wing has made more than $11 million in salaries during his time in the NHL.

In conclusion, we would like to say that Burakovsky has got a lot of time left in his career to earn more as he is just in his mid 20’s.

Furthermore, the Klagenfurt native is yet to reach his potential. So when that happens, Andre will be earning tens of millions in yearly salary.

Is Andre Burakovsky single? Personal life and Girlfriend

Being a professional and famous ice hockey player in the NHL. Andre attracts a lot of attention.

And it’s understandable for someone so young and talented; any girl will fall for him and want to marry him. But many people may be unwary about his love life.

Sorry to hurt his fans and admirers, but the talented ice hockey player isn’t single and is in a relationship with a beautiful girl named Johanna Scortea.

Andre with his girlfriend
Andre with his beautiful girlfriend Johanna.

Sadly, the couple lives a very private life, so nothing much is known about their love life, like when they first met and started dating.

Likewise, Johanna is also entirely private about her life, which is why she has even kept her Instagram account private.

So, not much is known about Johanna’s life as well, like her profession and whereabouts.  Nonetheless, Andre and Johanna seem to be happy with each other at the moment.

Besides playing ice hockey, the talented ice hockey player also loves spending time with his family, friends, and teammates.

Not to mention, Andre is also a huge dog lover. He often posts several photos of his dog Kino on his different social media handles.

Social Media Presence:

Instagram: 101k followers

Twitter: 37.9k followers

Some FAQs:

Is Andre Burakovsky Russian?

Andre Burakovsky is of Russian-Jewish descent.

What number is Andre Burakovsky?

At the time of writing, Andre is wearing jersey number #95 for the Colorado Avalance.

However, before his trade to Colorado, Burakovsky used to play for the Washinton Capitals, with whom he won the prestigious Stanley Cup, wearing #65 as his jersey number.

What position does Andre Burakovsky play?

Andre Burakovsky plays in a left-wing position.

Is Andre Burakovsky injured?

Andre Burakovsky was injured during a game against the Florida Panthers. He had to do surgery to repair a fractured left thumb. Not to mention, he also missed 15 games last season due to a fractured right-hand injury.

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