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Capitals sign 2013 top pick Burakovsky

Wednesday, 09.04.2013 / 11:19 AM / News
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Capitals sign 2013 top pick Burakovsky
The Washington Capitals on Wednesday announced the club has signed 2013 first-round pick Andre Burakovsky to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The Washington Capitals on Wednesday signed 2013 first-round pick Andre Burakovsky to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Burakovsky, taken with the No. 23 pick in June, had 11 points in 43 games with Malmo in Sweden's second division last season. He also had four goals in five games for Sweden at the 2013 IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

The 18-year-old forward will play for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League this season. He also will have a chance to play for Sweden at the 2014 World Junior Championship; he had team-highs of three goals and five points in five games for Sweden at national junior development camp last month in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

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