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5 jaw-dropping Pavel Bure goals

07/24/2013 09:31 EDT | Updated 09/23/2013 05:12 EDT
Pavel Bure's tenure as a Vancouver Canuck may have been marred with controversy, but he remains the most electrifying hockey player in the city's history.

On Tuesday the team announced Bure's jersey will hang from the rafters at Rogers Arena and no player will ever wear the number ten again.

Bure will join Stan Smyl, Markus Naslund and Trevor Linden as the only Canucks players to ever have their jerseys retired by the franchise.

Throughout his career, Bure scored 437 goals and 342 assists in 702 career NHL games. 254 of those goals were scored with the Vancouver Canucks. Here are five of the best.

1. Bure torches the Flames

Number ten takes a stretch pass from defenceman Jeff Brown and breaks in on Mike Vernon, ending the Canucks' 1994 first round series against the Calgary Flames in overtime. The Canucks would advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

2. Bure's skate magic confounds Bruins, fans, hockey world

A mind-numbing move that had never been seen before and has never been seen since. Bure goes from his stick to his skates back to his stick and to the back of the net in the blink of an eye. Listen to the crowd react to the in-arena highlights.

3. Bure lights the lamp for the first time

The baby-faced rookie streaks in on Daniel Berthiaume and buries his first NHL goal.

4. Bure beats Richter in the Stanley Cup Finals

The Rocket goes five-hole to kick off the scoring in Game 2 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals.

5. Bure spin-o-rama

Pavel shows remarkable patience and strength then buries the puck on his backhand.

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