Pavel Bure – seen here deking the jockstrap off Stars goalie Andy Moog – is the Vancouver Canucks' only-ever NHL Hall of Famer.

Canucks: Today is Day 1 of the ’10 Days of Pavel Bure’

Bure's jersey will be officially retired by the Vancouver Canucks before their home game on November 1, 2013.



On the first day Bure, my Canucks gave to me…

Vancouver’s NHL franchise is kicking ending October with a countdown to the Russian Rocket’s long-awaited and long-deserved jersey retirement ceremony at BC Place, which takes place on November 1.

(Why the video above dances to a reggae song named “Call Pon Dem” is beyond me.)

from Canucks.com:

10 Days of Bure encompasses how Bure was controversially drafted by the Canucks on June 17, 1989, through his recent return to Vancouver, and will include feature stories, videos and galleries from on and off the ice with accounts from former teammates, coaches, fans and countless others impacted by Bure.

Every time the Russian Rocket touched the puck, fans flew out of their seats – for good reason.

During his tenure with Vancouver, Pavel Bure established himself as not only the greatest Canuck of all-time, but also the most exciting player in the NHL. He is the last player to record consecutive 60-goal seasons – which he did in 1993 and 1994 – and won the 1992 Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year.

Bure’s role in Vancouver’s run to the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals stamped his legacy with the city – especially that freeze-framed now-legendary overtime goal in round one against Mike Vernon and the Calgary Flames.

The goal sent Calgary packing, and the Canucks began a two-month ride to the cusp of hockey’s Holy Grail.

The Vancouver Canucks – on Canucks.com – are presenting ’10 Days of Bure’, starting today, complete with videos and a Photo Gallery.

With 423 goals in 702 career regular season games, Bure is sixth on the all-time goals-per-game list, one spot ahead of Wayne Gretzky.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, alongside Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin, and Adam Oates.

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