The high-flying right winger of the Florida Panthers won the ROCKET RICHARD TROPHY for a second consecutive season in 2000-2001. BURE, born in Moscow USSR, scored 59 goals to lead the NHL in 2000-2001, with Joe Sakic runner-up with 54. PAVEL BURE was nicknamed 'The Russian Rocket' in homage to Richard, and in deference to his lightning quick skating style, his deceptive stickhandling and his laser of a shot. BURE began his career with Vancouver in 1991-92 and spent seven productive seasons on Canada's West Coast. In 1998-99, after holding out for a trade, PAVEL was traded to the Florida Panthers.