Pavel Bure

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Pavel Bure
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2012
Pavel Bure in Canucks uniform.jpg
Bure with Canucks in 1997
Born March 31, 1971 (1971-03-31) (age 43)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Played for SCL/IHL (Russia):
CSKA Moscow
Spartak Moscow
NHL:
Vancouver Canucks
Florida Panthers
New York Rangers
DEL:
EV Landshut
National team Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
NHL Draft 113th overall, 1989
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1987–2003

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]

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]

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