Pavel Bure facts for kids
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2012|
Bure with Canucks in 1997
|Born||March 31, 1971
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||SCL/IHL (Russia):
New York Rangers
|National team|| Soviet Union
|NHL Draft||113th overall, 1989
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".
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.
Images for kids
Bure at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. He scored nine goals in six games in that tournament.
The Calder Memorial Trophy that Bure won in his rookie season
The puck commemorating Bure's 54th goal of the 1999–2000 season, which combined with Valeri Bure's 35 goals to break Bobby and Dennis Hull's mark of 89 goals by a brother combination in a single season.
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