Ahead of last night’s game with the Philadelphia Flyers, Andre Burakovsky did an interview with Sportsnet’s Sophia Jurksztowicz.
Jurksztowicz reported that Burakovsky was, amongst his Capitals teammates, the MPP – most popular player. She also got a tip from TJ Oshie about one of the things Burakovsky is relentlessly teased about inside the locker room.
“Were you a model in Sweden?” Jurksztowicz asked.
“This kind of like the biggest barbershops back home,” Burakovsky said. “I did some model for them.”
“Do you have pictures?”
“If I can find one, I’m not sure,” Burakovsky responded. “OH! Here’s one. It’s tough to see, like I’m in the background there. They asked me if I could do a couple pictures with them so they could have it as commercial for the new shampoo.”
Burakovsky shared another.
“It’s kind of awkward, you know?” Burakovsky concluded. “Just like standing like with a weird face.” Burakovsky then did his best blue-steel pose.
But that wasn’t it. Jurksztowicz found out who Burakovsky’s real father was: Jay Beagle.
“He’s calling me son,” Burakovsky said. “And I’m just like that. It’s just pretty fun[ny]. Like since he got his first kid I always be saying ‘I’m looking after my brother.’ He’s like, ‘That’s good, my son.'”
Burakovsky also apparently gets dating advice from his teammates when they go on social media.
“You kinda want to know everything like every time there’s cute girl liking your picture,” Burakovsky said. “They want to see it. ‘You should start talking to this one.’ I’m like ‘no no.’”
While that’s all silly, Jurksztowicz said that the Happy Burakovsky “is the glue that holds the team together.”
“That’s the way I am,” Burakovsky said. “I play the best when I’m having fun. Life’s too short to walk around and be grumpy all the time, right?”
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