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Avalanche acquire Burakovsky in trade with Capitals

Posted: 3:10 PM, Jun 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-28 17:10:09-04
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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche acquired forward Andre Burakovsky in a deal with the Washington Capitals on Friday.

In exchange, the Capitals pick up minor-league forward Scott Kosmachuk, a second-round pick in the 2020 draft and a third-round selection the Avalanche previously picked up from Arizona.

The 24-year-old Burakovsky played in 76 games for Washington in 2018-19 and had 12 goals. He also helped the Capitals win a Stanley Cup title in '17-18. A first-round pick by Washington in 2013, Burakovsky has 62 goals and 83 assists in 328 career NHL games.

He figures to fit in well with a fast-paced Avalanche attack led by Nathan MacKinnon.

On Tuesday, Colorado sent forward Carl Soderberg to Arizona for defenseman Kevin Connauton.

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