Andre Burakovsky and Connor McDavid (Photo credit: Glenn Gervais)

Riley Barber wasn’t the only Capitals prospect to have a great Saturday. Andre Burakovsky of the Erie Otters recorded four points, two goals and two assists, in his team’s 7-1 blowout over the Mississauga Steelheads, concluding a big week for Erie during which they won three games and outscored opponents 19 to 5.

Burakovsky’s 37 points in 26 games are good for sixth in points among players under nineteen years of age. His 19 goals lead the age group.

One Burakovsky assist is at 0:20. His goals are at 0:45 and 1:10 mark.

On his second assist of the night, the speedy Swede stepped around the check of one Steelheads and passed the puck to Connor McDavid, who was waiting near the side of the net to jam it in.

During a late second-period power play, Burakovsky scored using his trademark snipe off the left wing, putting Erie up 5-1. Late in the game, McDavid came down the left wing and fed the puck to wide open Burakovsky, who put it in the net before Steelheads goalie was able to get from post to post.

Lately, Burakovsky has been back on the Otters’ top line next to Connor McDavid. That will definitely help his production.

  • Mica smar

    A blue chip prospect in the Caps organization? Quick, trade him for an aging veteran who doesn’t fit into our team…

  • Marky Narc

    It’s so already been done.

  • yv

    I watched that game. Burakovsky reminds me the style of Malkin. Caps need scoring LWs, maybe bring him here now.

  • Fedor

    They can’t due to CHL/NHL agreement. Player can’t be brought to the NHL from his junior team before junior team’s end of the season. And there’s a chance Erie goes all the way to June.

  • yv

    That’s unfortunate. I thought that CHL season is ending earlier. In ideal situation, would it be great that for the final push Caps will have choices with Kuzya and Andre, plus some good Dman through trades.

  • Fedor

    Memorial Cup is in June. I think in the OHL, it’s wide open from the Conference Semi-finals (four very strong teams in the Eastern Conference in London (Horvat, Domi, Zadorov), Erie, Guelph (they just traded for Rychel and Koekkoek yesterday) and Soo (Tolchinsky, Nurse). So Andre may get eligible for NHL play much sooner than June.