Net Worth: $68 Million
Nicknamed “The Russian Rocket” for his speed, Pavel Bure is a retired Russian hockey player who has an estimated net worth of $68 million. Born Pavel Vladimirovich Bure on March 31, 1971 in Moscow, he aspired to play hockey at an early age. He trained in the Soviet Union where he was known as Pasha. He played three seasons with the Central Red Army team before his NHL career. As a former right winger, he played for 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers.
Bure was the 113th overall pick in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by Vancouver. He began his NHL career in the 1991-1992 season and won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s best rookie. He then helped the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1994. He signed a deal with the Panthers after seven seasons with the Canucks. He won back-to-back Rocket Richard Trophies as the league’s leading goal-scorer. He also led the league in goal scoring with Vancouver in 1993-1994, before the trophy’s inauguration. Due to knee injuries throughout his career, he retired in 2005 as a member of the Rangers. He averaged better than a point per game in his NHL career – a record of 779 points with 437 goals in 702 NHL games. He is the third all-time in goals per game. He was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame in June 2012, after six years of his eligibility.
Bure Pavel has also competed internationally for Soviet Union and Russia. He won two silver medals and a gold in three World Junior Championships. It was followed by a gold and a silver medal in the 1990 and 1991 World Championships. After Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, he competed for Russia in two Winter Olympics, won a silver at the 1998 Games in Nagano and grabbed a bronze at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. He was named the general manager for the national team at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He was a 2012 inductee to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.