Found June 26, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
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Memo to @VanCanucks its time to get Pavel Bure's name up in lights at Rogers Arena! #Enoughalready #Timehealswounds#Justdoit #CongratsPavel

26 Jun 12

We are hearing via the score news ticker service that Pavel Bure the Vancouver Canucks iconic goal scoring legend has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame today.

The Vancouver Canucks now have their first player in the hockey hall of fame. EPIC news.

Former Canucks Coach and GM Pat Quinn had this to say a short time ago.

We're Pleased to announce four new members in 2012. The Hockey hall of fame is pleased to welcome from Moscow, Russia former Canucks forward Pavel Bure!

Bure also goes in with Adam Oates the one time setup man for Brett Hull, and one of the best passers of his generation. And two other great players with Vancouver connections.

Burnaby Joe Sakic, a hometown boy, and Mats Sundin, a player who played his last game in a Canucks uniform after playing for one year and taking a run at the cup with Van City.

Pavel Bure #10
Right Wing
BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1971
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
DRAFTED: VAN / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
ROUND: 6th (113th overall)

NHL Stats


SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS% 1991-1992 Canucks 65 34 26 60 0 30 7 3 6 268 12.7 1992-1993 Canucks 83 60 50 110 35 69 13 7 9 407 14.7 1993-1994 Canucks 76 60 47 107 1 86 25 4 9 374 16.0 1994-1995 EV Landshut-Germany 1 3 0 3 2 1994-1995 Canucks 44 20 23 43 -8 47 6 2 2 198 10.1 1994-1995 Spartak Moscow-CIS 1 2 0 2 2 1995-1996 Canucks 15 6 7 13 -2 8 1 1 0 78 7.7 1996-1997 Canucks 63 23 32 55 -14 40 4 1 2 265 8.7 1997-1998 Canucks 82 51 39 90 5 48 13 6 4 329 15.5 1997-1998 Russia-Olympics 6 9 0 9 2 1998-1999 Panthers 11 13 3 16 3 4 5 1 0 44 29.5 1999-2000 Panthers 74 58 36 94 25 16 11 2 14 360 16.1 1999-2000 Russia-WC-A 6 4 1 5 10 0 0 0 32 2000-2001 Panthers 82 59 33 92 -2 58 19 5 8 384 15.4 2001-2002 Panthers 56 22 27 49 -14 56 9 1 1 238 9.2 2001-2002 Rangers 12 12 8 20 9 6 3 0 1 49 24.5 2001-2002 Russia-Olympics 6 2 1 3 8 2002-2003 Rangers 39 19 11 30 4 16 5 1 3 136 14.0 NHL TOTALS 702 437 342 779 42 484 121 34 59 3,130 14.0


SEASONTEAMGPGAP+/-PIMPPGSHGGWGSS% 1991-1992 Canucks 13 6 4 10 4 14 0 0 0 50 12.0 1992-1993 Canucks 12 5 7 12 0 8 0 0 1 47 10.6 1993-1994 Canucks 24 16 15 31 8 40 3 0 2 101 15.8 1994-1995 Canucks 11 7 6 13 -1 10 2 2 0 39 17.9 1999-2000 Panthers 4 1 3 4 -3 2 1 0 0 15 6.7 NHL TOTALS 64 35 35 70 8 74 6 2 3 252 13.9


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