Robert Burakovsky

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Robert Burakovsky
Born (1966-11-24) November 24, 1966 (age 49)
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 1985–2012

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 ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1985-86  Leksands IF                 SEL    19    4    3    7    4
1988-89  Leksands IF                 SEL    40   23   20   43   44
1989-90  AIK                         SEL    37   27   29   56   32   3   0   2   2  12
1990-91  AIK                         SEL    30    8   15   23   26
1991-92  Malmo IF                    SEL    40   19   22   41   42
1992-93  Malmo IF                    SEL    32    8   10   18   40
1993-94  Prince Edward Island Sena   AHL    52   29   38   67   28  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Ottawa Senators             NHL    23    2    3    5    6  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Klagenfurt AC               Aust   31   30   38   68    0
1995-96  Malmo IF                    SEL    40   23   21   44   34   5   2   1   3   6
1996-97  Malmo IF                    SEL    33   19   17   36   44  --  --  --  --  --
1996-97  Kassel Huskies              DEL    11    5    7   12    4
1997-98  Kassel Huskies              DEL    17    7    6   13    0
1997-98  JyP HT Jyvaskyla            FNL    14   14    7   21   16  --  --  --  --  --
1997-98  Ilves Tampere               FNL    11    5    4    9   40   9   7   3  10   0
1998-99  Herisau                     Swiss   0   38   32   70    0
1998-99  Fribourg-Gotteron           Swiss   5    4    2    6    4
1999-00  Fribourg-Gotteron           Swiss  45   16   33   49   49  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Leksands IF                 SEL    50   17   27   44   78  --  --  --  --  --
2001-02  Malmo IF                    SEL    37    4   17   21    2   5   2   2   4   0
2001-02  DEG Metro Stars             DEL    12    3    4    7   10  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  Merano                      Italy  25   12   22   34    8   3   1   0   1   2
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         NHL Totals                         23    2    3    5    6

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