Andre Burakovsky will rock the burgundy for the first time on Thursday night as his new team, the Colorado Avalanche, will face the Dallas Stars for their second game of the preseason.
“It’s going to be great,” Burakovsky told Avalanche reporter Ron Knabenbauer. “I have been wearing a Caps jersey for five years, so it is going to be a lot of fun to put a new jersey on and represent a new team and do whatever it takes to win for that team.”
The 24-year-old Swedish winger was drafted by the Capitals with their 23rd pick in 2013. Following his summer trade to the Avalanche, he will play for a different franchise for the first time.
— Conor McGahey (@ConorMcGahey) September 19, 2019
While Burakovsky is excited to put on a new jersey, he also must be excited to put on new shoes. He carried a spare pair in with him before the game.
During training camp Burakovsky was on a line with captain Gabriel Landeskog and Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon. He’ll be on the first line with them again tonight.
#Avs lines are:
— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) September 20, 2019
All three are starting in a roster heavy with players likely to make the final roster, including another notable summer acquisition, Nazem Kadri.
— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) September 20, 2019
Also in the lineup is fellow former Capital Philipp Grubauer. The two also joined up for some preseason media shenanigans.
Grubauer will be wearing the newest iteration of his “Desolation of Grubi” mask design.
Safe to say @philgrubauer31 is ready for winter! ❄️
— NHL (@NHL) September 19, 2019
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