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Canucks: Bure’s No. 10 will be retired in 2013-14

Jul 24, 2013, 9:02 AM EDT

Pavel Bure poses with his Hall of Fame ring at the Hockey Hall of Fame ring ceremony on November 12, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Bure and three other former NHL players will be inducted into the Hall during a ceremony later today.
(November 11, 2012 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Less than a year ago Pavel Bure was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and he’ll receive another tremendous honor in the near future.

The Vancouver Canucks have confirmed that they will retire Bure’s No. 10 during the 2013-14 campaign.

“It will for sure be one of the moments of my life,” Bure said. “It’s a huge honor, it’s one of those things that I never even dreamed about when I started to play hockey.

“Even when I was playing hockey for the Canucks I remember Stan Smyl was getting the same ceremony and it still didn’t even cross my mind in those days that one-day I’d be there. Fortunately good things have happened and it’s a big thing.”

Bure spent the first 428 games of his career with the Vancouver Canucks and scored 254 goals and 478 points in that span. He’s the franchise leader in terms of career goals per game and points per contest.

His tenure with Vancouver ended with him demanding a trade, but Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini previously defended Bure over what happened.

“He never had problems with the fans,” Aquilini said in April. “He had problems with management, but never the fans.”

  1. jpelle82 - Jul 24, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    i would suggest they retire it on Oct 10th, home game against the sharks. cant think of a more fitting date than 10/10

    • zachammer69 - Jul 24, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      I think they should retire it Oct. 96th. A more fitting date is 10/96

  2. zachammer69 - Jul 24, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Trevor Letowski must be rolling around in his grave.

  3. orangandblack - Jul 24, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    “It will for sure be one of the moments of my life”….isn’t every moment a moment of your life?

  4. jcmeyer10 - Jul 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    He was mesmerizing when he played and helped cement my love for hockey when I was a young sprout. I had the video of the 94 Rangers video and would watch that all the time. Was rooting for the Rangers but was transfixed by the sheer skill of Bure.

    • imleftcoast - Jul 24, 2013 at 12:53 PM

      Totally agree. If he hadn’t been kicked out of Game 3 for what would be a 2 minute penalty for any other team in the league, the Canucks might have a Cup.

  5. blackhawks2010 - Jul 24, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Funny, I remember when the Rocket forced a trade to get OUT of Vancouver!

  6. cfab44 - Jul 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    2 minute penalty? he broke jay well’s nose with a high stick. please, go to the get a clue store and spend.

    • imleftcoast - Jul 24, 2013 at 4:54 PM

      You should visit the memory store. Messier hacked down Linden and jumped on his back. If anyone should have gotten a game, it was Messier.

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