Vancouver, BC, Canada (4E Sports) – The Vancouver Canucks will retire the No. 10 jersey of Pavel Bure on Nov. 2 before their game against Toronto Maple Leafs at Rogers Arena.
Bure’s jersey will be the fourth retired number in franchise history, joining Stan Smyl’s No. 12, Trevor Linden’s No. 16 and Markus Naslund’s No. 19.
Bure became the first member of the Canucks to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame when he was inducted in 2012.
Dubbed “The Russian Rocket,” Bure started his career with 254 goals and 478 points in 428 games over seven seasons with Vancouver.
Bure, known for his speedy rushes up the ice and highlight-reel breakaway goals, won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie following the 1991-92 season, when he had 34 goals and 60 points.
The Moscow native still holds the Canucks record for points by a rookie. He is also the franchise leader for shorthanded goals (24), and remains top-five in goals, game-winning goals (32) and hat tricks (nine).
Bure had back-to-back 60-goal seasons in his second and third years in the NHL. He shares the team playoff-goal record with Linden (34), including a franchise-record 16 in leading Vancouver to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in 1994, where they lost to the New York Rangers.