Canucks fans share Pavel Bure memories on his 50th birthday

Mar 31 2021, 12:51 pm

Happy birthday, Pavel Bure.

The most electrifying Vancouver Canucks player of all-time, Bure turns 50 years old today.

The Russian Rocket took the NHL by storm as a baby-faced 20-year-old in 1991. The first true superstar in Canucks history, Bure immediately excited fans in Vancouver with his incredible speed, booming shot, and goal-scoring ability.

He won the Calder Trophy in his rookie season after scoring 34 goals and 60 points in just 65 games. He followed that up with back-to-back 60 goal seasons, and helped the Canucks get to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in 1994.

But that only tells part of the story about Bure. He was a rockstar in the city. There was a song written for him.

And his highlight reel goals are still jaw-dropping today.

Fans and media were happy to reminisce and wish Bure a happy birthday.

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