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The Noon Countdown: Andre the Giant

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A look at Andre Burakovsky's scoring touch last year

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17 - Number of days remaining until the 2016-17 season. But it's also...

...the number of goals scored by Andre Burakovsky in the 2015-16 season, almost twice as many as he scored in his rookie year (9).

Given his slow start to the season, the fact that Burakovsky ended up just shy of 20 goals was something of a surprise and largely due to a second-half surge; less of a surprise was the fact that it coincided with him getting two shiny new linemates in Justin Williams and Evgeny Kuznetsov. 13 of his goals (and 30 of his 38 points overall) were picked up after the new year, including a stretch in mid-January when he scored six goals in five games.