Our favorite controversial cutie, Tom Wilson turned 23-years old today. That birthday would not go unnoticed by his teammate Andre Burakovsky, especially after what happened during Burakovsky’s birthday.
“Happy Birthday to this little nugget,” tweeted Burakovsky while he attached a photo of what looks like Wilson in grade school. I’m not sure how or why Burakovsky possess this photo, but we are grateful that he does.
On Monday, the Capitals took to the ice at Kettler for their annual team photo. Everyone came out fresh, cleaned, and groomed for the photo, except for Justin Williams and Andre Burakovsky, who came out well poofed.
We have broken down each look — from ultimate dad to the very special Holthair, Holtfade, and Holtbeard.
As each Capitals player filed off the bench and skated one-by-one out to the far blue line, a once familiar sight appeared. A year after becoming a national sensation, Justin Williams and his fabled poof of hair re-emerged from the locker room. He was joined on the ice by an even poofier and more lopsided head of hair.
22-year-old Swede Andre Burakovsky imitated the three-time Stanley Cup champion’s look, appearing to be Williams’ real-life brother.
The Washington Capitals hosted their team photo this morning and it appears Justin Williams‘ family grew by one member. Andre Burakovsky blew his hair out, resembling Williams’ younger, more hair-buoyant Swedish brother.
Burakovsky actually managed to have a bigger fro than his Canadian teammate.
The Washington Capitals held a full-practice on Friday morning. It was obvious the team was still pumped up from their shoot out win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Dmitry Orlov, who had the only regulation goal for the Capitals, was in especially high spirits, laughing and messing around with his teammates throughout the entire practice.
The team welcomed back Paul Carey, who earned a call up after a remarkable four-goal game the prior week with the Hershey Bears. Carey will stay with the team during the upcoming road trip as an additional forward.
Near the end of practice, Orlov took Tom Wilson down during a practice rush. The two slid along the ice as Orlov celebrated his accomplishment. Enjoy the photos!
In Andre Burakovsky’s grand return to the lineup Saturday, the Swedish forward put seven shots on net and tallied an assist on Justin Williams’ third-period tally.
“It’s been a long time since my legs has been this good,” Burakovsky said to CSN Mid-Atlantic after the game. “I think I was flying. I was creating chances. Everything felt good.”
On the flight home, Burakovsky’s neighbor, Tom Wilson, saluted his longtime friend by posting something strange on social media.
Friday morning the Capitals announced that they have re-assigned forward Jakub Vrana back to their AHL affiliate Hershey Bears. Vrana has played 21 games with the Caps this year, most recently fitting on the third line with Brett Connolly and Lars Eller. In his latest call-up he notched two goals and an assist in nine games.
Behind the scenes, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky has been working hard on all facets of his game to return quicker from a broken hand. Apparently that also includes chirping.
Tuesday evening, the Burracuda tried to tease Tom Wilson on Twitter, but was instantly shutdown by his real-life neighbor.
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