The Washington Capitals came to terms, Wednesday, with their first round selection Andre Burakovsky. The team signed Burakovsky to an entry-level deal, where Andre will receive 70,000 each season he plays in the AHL or 832,500 each season he plays in the NHL.
Incentives will also be a major part of the contract, as he will receive bonuses based on his success on the rink. Burakovsky is in Washington this week as he partakes in the clubs rookie camp.
Today, General Manager George McPhee made it clear to fans to let the 18 year old develop and that Andre most likely won’t compete to make the NHL team until his third season. The plan is for Burakovsky to play in the OHL with the Erie Otters. These first two seasons should provide the young winger vital time for improvement.