Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - The Vancouver Canucks announced on Friday
that the club will honor superstar forward Pavel Bure with a jersey retirement
Bure's No. 10 will be raised to the rafters prior to a home contest on Nov. 2
against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He'll become the fourth player to receive
such an honor, joining Stan Smyl (12), Trevor Linden (16) and Markus Naslund
The native of Moscow entered the NHL with the Canucks for the 1991-92 season,
winning the Calder Trophy after posting 34 goals and 60 points in 65 games.
He followed up with back-to-back franchise-best 60-goal campaigns, the latter
coming in 1994, when the underdog Canucks took the Presidents' Trophy-winning
New York Rangers to a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals. Bure led the club that
postseason with 16 tallies and 31 points in 24 games.
Nicknamed "The Russian Rocket," Bure departed British Columbia in January of
1999 after racking up 254 goals and 478 points in 428 games. The fleet winger
remains the franchise leader in short-handed goals with 24 and also compiled
nine hat tricks.
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