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Canucks to retire Bure's No. 10 on Nov. 2

Friday, 09.06.2013 / 10:35 AM / News

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Canucks to retire Bure's No. 10 on Nov. 2
Vancouver Canucks to retire Pavel Bure's number on Nov. 2.

The Vancouver Canucks, who announced earlier this summer they would be retiring the No. 10 jersey of Pavel Bure during this season, revealed Friday the event will happen prior to the Nov. 2 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Bure will have the fourth retired number in franchise history, joining Stan Smyl's No. 12, Trevor Linden's No. 16 and Markus Naslund's No. 19.

Dubbed "The Russian Rocket," Bure started his career with 254 goals and 478 points in 428 games over seven seasons with Vancouver.

Bure, nicknamed 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 holds the Canucks record for points by a rookie, is 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.

Bure was recognized for his accomplished career by being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012. He became the first player to be inducted as a member of the Canucks.

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