Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Pavel Bure’s number will be retired on Saturday, November 2nd when the Canucks host the Toronto Maple Leafs. Bure’s number 10 will become the fourth retired number in franchise history joining Stan Smyl’s number 12, Trevor Linden’s number 16 and Markus Naslund’s number 19.
The ceremony will air on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). The club first announced plans to honour Bure by retiring his number during the annual ‘Canucks Summer Summit’ season ticket holder event July 23, 2013.
Bure was a member of the Canucks from 1991.92 to 1997.98, playing his first NHL game on November 5, 1991 against Winnipeg. While with the organization, Bure tallied 478 points (254-224-478) in 428 games played. He continues to hold the franchise record for most points scored by a rookie with 60 (34-26-60) in 65 games played in 1991.92 as well as for most career shorthanded goals (24). The Moscow, Russia native also ranks in the top five in franchise history in game-winning goals (32), goals (254) and hat tricks (9). Bure shares the franchise lead in playoff goals alongside Trevor Linden, registering 34 in 60 playoff games with Vancouver. In 1994, his 16 playoff goals set a franchise record for most playoff goals in a playoff year and helped Vancouver to one win shy of a Stanley Cup Championship.
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 into the Hall of Fame as a member of the Vancouver Canucks.
Tickets to Pavel Bure Night and all games go on sale Saturday, September 7th at 12:00 p.m. online at ticketmaster.ca/canucks, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-855-523-6800. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.
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