One of the most exciting skaters to ever take the ice, Pavel Bure was a sixth-round steal in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Nicknamed the “Russian Rocket” for his breathtaking speed, Bure enjoyed 12 NHL seasons, playing in 702 games and recording 779 points.
He started his Hall of Fame career in the 1991-92 season where he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s best rookie after racking up 60 points in 65 games. In his first season, Bure was spotted using a Canadien wood stick, Easton gloves, Tackla pants, CCM skates and a CCM helmet.
A stellar rookie season was just the beginning for Bure, who followed up his Calder winning season with back to back 60 goal, 100+ point campaigns.
Over the next nine seasons, Bure scored 300 goals and had nearly 600 points. In 2001, the Easton Synergy was released and brought composite sticks into the spotlight. Bure, along with numerous others throughout the NHL, quickly made the switch and never looked back. By the time he scored his 400 th career NHL goal, he was using an Easton Synergy stick and Bauer gear for the rest of his setup.
Unfortunately for Bure, knee injuries forced him into early retirement. He finished his career fourth all-time in goals per game and was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame (2012). In his final season, Bure was still using an all-Bauer setup with an Easton Synergy stick.