Pavel Bure's acceptance of the position as the General Manager of the Russian Hockey team for the Turin Olympic Games (2006) was an official retirement of his hockey playing career.
On the same day, November 1, 2005, Bure announced his retirement from professional hockey due to complications with his injured knee (injury sustained in 2003).
We, the fans of Pavel Bure, wish to thank him for his brilliant career to this date, and look forward to the rewards of his leadership skills off the ice as well.
Thank you Pavel!
ps: We will continue updating DailyNews relating to Pavel Bure. Understandably, some of the news will be in the Russian language, as that is where Pavel Bure is from.
pps:In 2012, Bure became the only Canuck player to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In 2013, Bure had his No. 10 raised to the rafters at Rogers Arena.
The Canucks also announced they will name the team’s most exciting player award after Bure. The Canucks and B.C. Hockey have also established a Pavel Bure Award for minor hockey players who best exemplify the values of “integrity, passion, teamwork and courage.”