Russian-born Hall of Fame NHL winger who was known for his great speed and scoring ability. He led the league in goals three times during his career and was a seven-time All-Star selection.
At eleven years old, he was invited to practice with Wayne Gretzky and in 1989, he was drafted 113th overall by the Vancouver Canucks.
He was recognized as a 2012 inductee into the International Ice Hockey Federation.
After being linked romantically to Anna Kournikova, he wed Alina Khasanova in October of 2009. He has a son named Pavel Jr.
He played alongside Markus Naslund on the Canucks from 1995 to 1998.