VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks will retire former star Pavel Bure's No. 10 jersey in the upcoming NHL season.
The Canucks announced the plan during the club's annual summer summit Tuesday night. Bure was a member of the Canucks in his first seven NHL seasons, between 1991-92 and 1997-98.
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, Bure will be just the fourth player in franchise history to have his number retired, along with Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund.
A date for the jersey retirement has not been set.
"It's a huge honour," said Bure after the summit session at Rogers Arena. "I'm just really proud and happy.
"It just brings lots of good memories to be next to those great guys."
Bure says Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini discussed the idea of the jersey retirement with him last year in Toronto.
"He came to see me during my Hall of Fame induction and that was a really big deal for me," said Bure.
While with the Canucks, Bure recorded 254 goals and 224 assists for 478 points in 428 games played. He still holds the franchise record for most points by a rookie with 60 in 65 games played in 1991-92, as well as the club mark for most career short-handed goals (24).
The Moscow native also ranks in the top-5 in franchise history in game-winning goals (32), goals (254) and hat-tricks (nine).
Bure shares the franchise lead in playoff goals alongside Linden, registering 34 in 60 playoff games. In 1994, when the Canucks reached the Stanley Cup final, Bure's 16 playoff goals set a franchise record for most post-season goals in a playoff year.
Also on HuffPost:
Chris Chelios, D
Chris Chelios #24 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre February 9, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Scott Niedermayer, D
Defender Scott Niedermayer #27 of the New Jersey Devils advances the puck past left wing Miroslav Satan #81 of the Buffalo Sabres during the game at the Continental Airlines Arena on November 19, 2003 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Brendan Shanahan, LW
Brendan Shanahan #14 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second-period goal against Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils on March 27, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Geraldine Heaney, D
Geraldine Heaney of Canada in action during the Women's Ice Hockey Preliminary match between Canada and Sweden during the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Peaks Ice Arena in Provo, Utah on February 16, 2002. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
Fred Shero, GM/Coach
The Philadelphia Flyers hold a practice session in Philadelphia on Monday, Sept. 15, 1975, as they prepare for the upcoming ice hockey season. Team captain Bobby Clarke, left, and goalie Bernie Parent, right, talk with coach Fred Shero, center, during the session. Flyers have won the Stanley Cup the past two years. (AP Photo/Bill Ingraham)