WATCH VIDEO: Pavel Bure the fastest and most exciting player to ever play in the NHL
Pavel Bure is a retired Russian professional ice hockey right winger. Nicknamed “The Russian Rocket” for his speed, Bure played for 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. Trained in the Soviet Union, where he was known as “Pasha” he played three seasons with the Central Red Army team before his NHL career.
Pavel Bure was one of the rarest talents in NHL history.As one of the best young Russian players in the world, Bure joined the Vancouver Canucks for the 1991-92 season as someone who was expected to help the franchise win its first Stanley Cup.
From the moment he stepped onto the ice as an NHL player, he immediately showed the remarkable skills that would help make him one of the most electrifying players of his generation.
Hockey is a family of sports in which two teams play against each other by trying to maneuver a ball or a puck into the opponent's goal using a hockey stick. In many areas, one sport (typically field hockey or ice hockey is generally referred to simply as hockey.