Photos: Canucks icon Pavel Bure, now and then

 

The Vancouver Canucks welcomed back their Hall of Fame winger Pavel Bure on Thursday. Here's a look at the Russian Rocket now and back during his halcyon NHL playing days.

 
 
 
 
<div id="page1">Vancouver Canucks' mascot Fin looks on as former Canuck star Pavel Bure laughs as he holds a baby during a visit to BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver on Thursday. The Russian Rocket also attended the National Hockey League game between the Edmonton Oilers and Canucks Thursday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.</div>
 

Vancouver Canucks' mascot Fin looks on as former Canuck star Pavel Bure laughs as he holds a baby during a visit to BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver on Thursday. The Russian Rocket also attended the National Hockey League game between the Edmonton Oilers and Canucks Thursday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Photograph by: Jeff Vinnick, NHLI via Getty Images

 
<div id="page1">Vancouver Canucks' mascot Fin looks on as former Canuck star Pavel Bure laughs as he holds a baby during a visit to BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver on Thursday. The Russian Rocket also attended the National Hockey League game between the Edmonton Oilers and Canucks Thursday night at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.</div>
Retired Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure, who broke into the NHL and starred for the Vancouver Canucks for seven seasons, holds a brief news conference at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Vancouver-Canuck star Pavel Bure during game with Edmonton Oilers.
Retired Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure, who broke into the NHL and starred for the Vancouver Canucks for seven seasons, holds a brief news conference at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Pavel Bure was drafted 113th overall in 1989, much to the chagrin of opposing GMs.
Retired Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure, who broke into the NHL and starred for the Vancouver Canucks for seven seasons, holds a brief news conference at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
There was an almighty battle on the part of aggrieved NHL teams after they thought the Vancouver Canucks had broke the rules by drafting Pavel Bure in the 1989 lottery. The Canucks, with the help of veteran Igor Larionov, managed to get the paperwork to prove Bure qualified to be theirs, and the rest was history for a buffed-up Bure and the Canucks.
Retired Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure, who broke into the NHL and starred for the Vancouver Canucks for seven seasons, holds a brief news conference at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Mark Messier and Pavel Bure model All Star jerseys in Chicago, January 12, 1998.
Retired Hockey Hall of Famer Pavel Bure, who broke into the NHL and starred for the Vancouver Canucks for seven seasons, holds a brief news conference at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on Thursday, April 4, 2013.
Vancouver Canuck Superstar Pavel Bure reflects on life from his Point Grey home, between his 91/92 rookie of the year awards.
Canucks player Pavel Bure and coach Pat Quinn at press conference after 5 to 1 loss to New York Rangers in Stanley Cup playoffs taken June 4, 1994.
Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Harold Snepsts (far right), in his &#8216;golden era&#8217; Canucks uniform, joins first franchise captain Orland Kurtenbach (second from right) and then-Canuck stars Gino Odjick (far left) and Pavel Bure when the latter pair modelled the team&#8217;s then &#8216;new uniforms at their summer 1997 unveiling.
Vancouver Canucks player Pavel Bure arrives at the airport, welcomed by hundreds of fans during the Stanley Cup playoffs. Photo taken June 3, 1994.
MAY 26, 2005 -- Vancouver Canucks Jyrki Lumme (21), left, and teammates Pavel Bure (10) and celebrate at the end of game 6 of the Stanley Cup against the New York Rangers, June 11, 1994.
The Vancouver Canucks Pavel Bure walks out of the 8 Rinks Ice Complex after a skating session with other NHL players in Burnaby to a waiting crowd of reporters and autograph seekers.
All Star Canuck PAVEL BURE gets escorted out of G.M place by his mother Tanya Bure after the All Star game here Sunday afternoon.
PAVEL BURE arrives at Vancouver International Airport returning with a silver medal in men&#8217;s ice hockey.
Vancouver Canuck #96 Pavel Bure and Pittsburgh Penguin #66 Mario Lemieux get ready for action.
A1 front page of The Vancouver Sun for September 6, 1994 featuring shirtless Canucks player Pavel Bure being fitness tested.
Pavel Bure of the Florida Panthers, at one time a Canuck player, on the ice during practice for upcoming game against Canucks in October 2001.
Pavel Bure of the Vancouver Canucks at fireside in his home.
Hockey card of Pavel Bure from Collector&#8217;s Den.
Vancouver Canuck #96 Pavel Bure during warm up at GM Place.
Crispin Terry gets his picture taken with Vancouver Canuck superstar Pavel Bure during the Canucks Family carnival held at GM Place.
Pavel Bure at Canucks practice.
Former canuck Pavel Bure is back for his first game in GM Place as a Florida Panther in November 1999. He is sitting next to the Canucks logo on the wall of the press conference room talking to the media.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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