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Brother: Valeri Bure
Father: Vladimir Bure
Nephews: Lev Bure, Maxim Bure
The Russian Rocket was one of the fastest skaters and greatest goal scorers to ever touch the ice. Bure won gold at the World Juniors and World Championship and set the WJC tournament record with 27 goals in 21 games. He won the Calder Trophy in 1992 with 34 goals and 60 points in 65 games and followed up with 2 straight 60-goal seasons, the latter of which led the NHL. Bure helped lead the Canucks to the 1994 Cup Finals with 16 goals and 31 points in the playoffs but fell short in a 3-2 Game 7 loss. After 51 goals in 1998, he was traded to the Panthers, where he won back-to-back Maurice Richard Trophies with 58 goals in 2000 and 59 in 2001. The 6x All-Star retired in 2003 with 437 goals and 779 points in 702 games, the 5th highest goals per game rate in NHL history.