Tom Wilson calls Andre Burakovsky ‘a best buddy’ in first comments to media since former roommate’s trade
Tom Wilson and Andre Burakovsky first met each other at Capitals’ Development Camp in July 2013. The two teenage prospects roomed together that week. They had instant chemistry.
“He learned me a lot of things like eating peanut butter,” Andre Burakovsky said to me then in an interview. “I tasted cinnamon roller. It was really good too. He learned me to eat some different things over here (like macaroni and cheese). He’s a really good player, a really good friend. We have spent some good time together.”
As the interview ended, Wilson snuck over and put a skate bag over Burakovsky’s head.
Six years later, the two brobeans who lived together, wrestled each other, antagonized each other, and won a Stanley Cup together, must now grapple with a future where they’re no longer on the same team. In June, the Capitals dealt Burakovsky to the Colorado Avalanche for draft picks and cap space, acquiescing on a trade request the Swedish forward made during the winter.