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".
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2012|
Bure with Canucks in 1997
March 31, 1971|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
New York Rangers
Soviet Union and|
113th overall, 1989|
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. On June 27, 2012, Bure was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame along with Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Mats Sundin.
On November 2, 2013, the Canucks retired Bure's #10 jersey.
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- "Canucks to retire Pavel Bure's number 10 on Nov. 2". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2014-10-19.