Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky just announced when his day with the Stanley Cup will be.
On August 9, the Swedish forward will bring the championship trophy to Malmo, Sweden. According to Burakovsky, it will be the “first time ever” the Cup has visited the city.
Malmo has special place in Burakovsky’s heart because it’s where he first made his name as a hockey player. The Burracuda first began playing in Malmo’s system (Malmo Redhawks U16 team) when he was 14-years-old. He eventually graduated to the big-league Allsvenskan team in 2011. During the 2013 NHL Draft, the Capitals selected Burakovsky in the first round with the 23rd overall pick.
Burakovsky recently showed off his deep roots to Malmo when he shared an Instagram post, expressing his sadness that 14-year-old Oliver Mattsson had passed. Oliver was the son of one of Burakovsky’s teammates during his rookie season in Malmo, Jesper Mattsson.
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