VIDEO: Pavel Bure's best highlights in honor of number retirement

By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer

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Pavel Bure was one of the most exciting players in the league during the early 1990s. With his immense speed and unmatched creativity, Bure was as much showman as he was hockey player.

As this highlight video shows, he was simply one of the best of his era and that's why he's in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Saturday night in Vancouver, his No. 10 will be sent to the rafters to join Canucks legends Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund and Stan Smyl with their numbers retired. The dazzling winger put up 254 or his 437 career goals as a member of the Canucks.

Bure won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's rookie of the year in 1992 after scoring 34 goals in just 65 games. He also helped lead Vancouver to the brink of the Stanley Cup in 1994 after posting 60 goals and 107 points in the regular season, to go along with 16 goals and 31 points in the postseason.

Bure was a player that really paved the way for guys like Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin to become superstars in the NHL. When he was at the top of his game, few were more fun to watch than Pavel Bure.

Here's one of my personal favorite Bure highlights:

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