Happy birthday, Pavel Bure.
The most electrifying Vancouver Canucks player of all-time, Bure turns 50 years old today.
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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.
This guy is 50 today pic.twitter.com/SDyGNLnAFC
— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) March 31, 2021
So Pavel Bure turns 50 today, but do you remember the Bure Bure song?😂https://t.co/HmlmIxv5l7
— Dave (@YLWNucksFan) March 31, 2021
Pavel, you were my idol growing up & the reason I became a huge #Canucks fan. I'll never forget you torching the Maple Leafs in '94 & dominating the '98 Olympics. Five goals vs. Finland. Unforgettable. You will always be the greatest to me. 🇷🇺🚀
Happy 50th Pavel Bure 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/fzozXJJq8I
— NucksWatch (@NucksWatch) March 31, 2021
— Alia (@MizzzAlia) March 31, 2021
— Chris Wahl (@wahlsy) March 31, 2021
Good morning pic.twitter.com/Un8dqAv2rC
— Jen (@NHLhistorygirl) March 31, 2021
Happy birthday to the Russian Rocket: Pavel Bure! pic.twitter.com/yKPDttkR5g
— Honest☘️Larry (@HonestLarry1) March 31, 2021
Happy 50th birthday to the one and only 🇷🇺🚀—Pavel Bure.
Drop your favorite Bure moments here!
— Gillian Kemmerer (@gilliankemmerer) March 31, 2021
Happy Birthday to the Russian Rocket, Pavel Bure! 🎉
— NHL (@NHL) March 31, 2021
Happy 5⃣0⃣th birthday to Pavel Bure! pic.twitter.com/pLiXAjIKsc
— KHL (@khl_eng) March 31, 2021
Pavel Bure…is 50 today. Happy Birthday to the most exciting Canuck to ever wear the team's (best) jersey! pic.twitter.com/qPDpL4mrSx
— Murray Castonguay (@mjcastonguay) March 31, 2021
happy 50th birthday to my favourite hockey player growing up. he's the one most responsible for me becoming a lifelong diehard @Canucks fan.#canucks #pavelbure #russianrocket pic.twitter.com/12X7rRXid7
— michael jang | 鄭國良 (@mikejang) March 31, 2021