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Pavel Bure

Pavel Bure  #9

Right Wing
NUMBER: 9 BIRTHDATE: March 31, 1971
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: VAN / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (113th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1991-1992
Maurice Richard Trophy 1999-2000 / 2000-2001
Brother of Valeri WJC-A All-Star Team (1989) Named Best Forward at WJC-A Award (1989) Soviet National League Rookie of the Year Award (1989) Calder Memorial Trophy (1992) NHL First All-Star Team (1994) Best Forward at Olympic Games (1998) NHL Second All-Star Team (2000, 2001) Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (2000, 2001) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001) Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Bret Hedican, Brad Ference and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Robert Fried) in 2000 Entry Draft for Ed Jovanovski, Dave Gagner, Mike Brown, Kevin Weekes and Florida's 1st round choice (Nathan Smith) in 2000 Entry Draft, January 17, 1999. Missed majority of 1998-99 season after demanding trade (August 10, 1998) and recovering from knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, February 5, 1999. Traded to NY Rangers by Florida with Florida's 2nd round choice (Lee Falardeau) in 2002 Entry Draft for Igor Ulanov, Filip Novak, NY Rangers' 1st (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Eric Nystrom) and 2nd (Rob Globke) round choices in 2002 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (later traded to Atlanta- Atlanta selected Guillaume Desbiens) in 2003 Entry Draft, March 18, 2002. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to knee injury vs. Buffalo, December 6, 2002.
Quote of the Day

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers