BY GEORGE RICHARDS
Pavel Bure is scheduled to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame during a ceremony Monday night in Toronto.
The South Florida resident spent parts of four seasons with the Panthers from 1999-2002 after being acquired in a blockbuster trade from Vancouver on Jan. 17, 1999.
Bure, who won the league scoring title twice with the Panthers, officially retired from hockey in 2005. He becomes the fifth player with ties to the Panthers to be inducted into the hall.
"Seeing him go into the Hall of Game, it's well deserved. He was one of the most electric players to play the game,'' said Ed Jovanovski, who was drafted by the Panthers in 1995 and traded to the Canucks for Bure.
"They made a splash bringing him here. As a player it was sick to see him play. He was a player who brought fans out of their seats. He was worth the admission.''