Pavel Bure

Russian ice hockey player

Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: Павел Владимирович Буре; born on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, Russian SFSR) is a Russian retired professional ice hockey right winger. He played a career total of 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. He was nicknamed "The Russian Rocket" because of his speed. He began his hockey training in the Soviet Union, where he was known as "Pasha".[1]

Pavel Bure
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2012
Bure with Canucks in 1997
Born (1971-03-31) March 31, 1971 (age 53)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Played for SCL/IHL (Russia):
CSKA Moscow
Spartak Moscow
Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers
New York Rangers
EV Landshut
National team  Soviet Union and
NHL Draft 113th overall, 1989
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1987–2003

In a press conference in Moscow on November 1, 2005, Bure announced that he was retiring from professional hockey because of complications with his chronically injured knee.[2] On June 27, 2012, Bure was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Mats Sundin.[3]

On November 2, 2013, the Canucks retired Bure's #10 jersey.[4]

References change

  1. "Sports of The Times; Richter's Career Save On Bure". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  2. "Pavel Bure retires, takes job as GM for Team Russia". ESPN. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  3. "Joe Sakic headlines 2012 Hall of Fame inductees". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-10-19.
  4. "Canucks to retire Pavel Bure's number 10 on Nov. 2". The Vancouver Sun. Archived from the original on 2014-01-14. Retrieved 2014-10-19.

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