Video: Caps rookie Burakovsky scores in NHL debut

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Chances are Andre Burakovsky won’t soon forget his first NHL goal.

The Swedish rookie, taken 23rd overall at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, scored in his NHL debut on Thursday — against the Montreal Canadiens, no less — and in the process scored Washington’s first goal of the 2014-15 season as well:

A skillful center that opened as the Caps’ No. 2 center, Burakowsky — who only turned 19 in February — earned rave reviews from head coach Barry Trotz during the preseason.

“High-level talent,” Trotz said. “He has a mature game, even though he’s really young in terms of years.”