Pavel Bure

Pavel Bure
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2012
Bure with Canucks in 1997
Born (1971-03-31) March 31, 1971 (age 49)
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 23x15px Soviet Union and
23x15px Russia
NHL Draft 113th overall, 1989
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1987–2003

Pavel Vladimirovich Bure (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; 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]

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]


  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. Retrieved 2014-10-19.

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