Robert Burakovsky

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Robert Burakovsky
Born (1966-11-24) November 24, 1966 (age 50)
Malmö, Sweden
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Ottawa Senators
Leksands IF
AIK
Malmö IF
NHL Draft 217th overall, 1985
New York Rangers
Playing career 1985–2002

Robert Burakovsky (born November 24, 1966) is a Swedish ice hockey coach. He is the current head coach for the Malmö team in Sweden's U16 Elit league. Before turning to coaching, Burakovsky played 27 seasons of professional hockey, including 23 games in the National Hockey League with the Ottawa Senators during the 1993–94 NHL season.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted 217th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He began his career in Sweden in 1985, playing in the Elitserien for Leksands IF until 1989 when he moved to AIK and then Malmö IF. He then made the move to North America when he was signed by the Ottawa Senators, but spent the majority of his spell playing for their American Hockey League affiliate the Prince Edward Island Senators and left after just one season.

Burakovsky moved to Austria to play to Klagenfurt AC for a season before returning to Malmö in 1995. In 1997 he moved to Germany to play in their top league, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga and played for the Kassel Huskies. Soon after he was off to Finland to play in the SM-liiga where he played for JYP and Ilves. In 1998, he signed with Swiss team SC Herisau and had his most productive year to date, scoring 38 goals and 70 points.

He later moved to Fribourg-Gottéron in Nationalliga A, where he led the team in points in the 1999–00 season with 49. He returned to the Elitserien in 2000 with a second spell with Leksands and a third spell in Malmö before another brief spell in Germany with the DEG Metro Stars. In 2002, he moved to the Oddset Ligaen in Denmark where he spent two seasons with Rødovre IK and then moved to Serie A in Italy, playing for HC Merano. His stay in Italy was a brief one however as he returned to Denmark in 2004 with Aalborg IK for two seasons, followed by a spell with the Herlev Hornets. He currently plays for EHC Biel in the Swiss second tier Nationalliga B having moved from IK Pantern in Sweden's third tier during the 2007–08 season. During late winter season 2009 he joined the team KRIF (Kallinge Ronneby IF). In 2012 Burakovsky retired from hockey.

Personal[edit]

Burakovsky's father, Benny, (who died on December 14, 2007 at the age of 64) was a hockey coach.[1] Robert's brother Mikael was also a professional hockey player, and Robert's son, André, was selected 23rd overall by the Washington Capitals in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Leksands IF SEL 19 4 3 7 4
1986–87 Leksands IF SEL 36 21 15 36 26
1987–88 Leksands IF SEL 36 10 11 21 10 1 0 0 0 2
1988–89 Leksands IF SEL 40 23 20 43 44 10 6 7 13 4
1989–90 AIK SEL 37 28 29 57 32 3 0 2 2 12
1990–91 AIK SEL 30 8 15 23 26
1991–92 Malmö IF SEL 40 19 22 41 42 9 5 0 5 4
1992–93 Malmö IF SEL 32 8 10 18 40 6 4 4 8 9
1993–94 Ottawa Senators NHL 23 2 3 5 6
1993–94 Prince Edward Island Senators AHL 52 29 38 67 28
1994–95 EC KAC AUS 28 28 36 64 40 3 2 2 4 2
1995–96 Malmö IF SEL 40 23 21 44 34 5 2 1 3 6
1996–97 Malmö IF SEL 33 19 17 36 44
1996–97 Kassel Huskies DEL 11 5 7 12 4 10 4 6 10 6
1997–98 Kassel Huskies DEL 17 7 6 13 0
1997–98 JYP SM-l 14 14 7 21 16
1997–98 Ilves SM-l 11 5 4 9 40 9 7 3 10 0
1998–99 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 5 4 2 6 4
1998–99 SC Herisau NLB 35 38 32 70 10
1999–2000 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 45 16 33 49 49
1999–2000 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Leksands IF SEL 50 17 27 44 78 9 4 4 8 4
2001–02 MIF Redhawks SEL 37 4 17 21 2 5 2 2 4 0
2001–02 DEG Metro Stars DEL 12 3 4 7 10
SEL totals 430 184 207 391 382 48 23 20 43 41

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1986 Sweden WJC 7 1 1 2 0

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