June 13, 1974 |
Moscow, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Draft||33rd overall, 1992
Valeri Vladimirovich Bure (Russian: Валерий Владимирович Буре, Valerij Bure; born June 13, 1974) is a retired professional ice hockey right winger from Russia. He played ten seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the younger brother of NHL Hall of Famer Pavel Bure.
Bure played one season of junior hockey for HC CSKA Moscow before coming to Canada to play junior hockey in 1991. After his first season with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL), he was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, second round, thirty-third overall. He played two further seasons before becoming a professional with the Fredericton Canadiens in 1994–95. That same season, he was called up to the Canadiens and played 24 games.
He played two full seasons for the Canadiens before being traded to the Calgary Flames in February 1998. He played three full seasons with the Flames, where he recorded his best season in 1999–2000, when he scored 35 goals and 75 points. In the 2001 off-season, he was traded to the Florida Panthers, where his brother Pavel was playing. His time at Florida was interrupted by injuries, playing only 31 and 46 games before he was traded to the St. Louis Blues as a deadline day pickup. He played five games in the regular season and six in the playoffs, without recording a goal. He returned to the Panthers as a free agent, and had a better season in 2003-04, scoring 20 goals in 55 games before being traded to the Dallas Stars, again at the trade deadline.
Bure underwent back surgery following the 2003–04 NHL season, and never played a game for the Los Angeles Kings after signing with them on August 12, 2005. On the Drew Marshall radio show he announced that he would not be returning to hockey and wanted to spend as much time as possible with his children.
Bure married actress Candace Cameron on June 22, 1996. The couple were first introduced by Cameron's former Full House co-star, actor Dave Coulier, at a hockey game. They have three children, only daughter Natasha Valerievna Bure (b. August 15, 1998), first son Lev Valerievich Bure (b. February 20, 2000) and second son Maksim Valerievich Bure (b. January 20, 2002).
Following his retirement, Bure's wife, Candace, announced on her website that the couple would be opening a restaurant, "The Milk and Honey Café", in Pembroke Pines, Florida in April 2007; the restaurant later closed. Bure ventured into the wine making business, where he has partnered with a few entrepreneurs and created Bure Family Wines.
In September 2010, Bure began figure skating with Ekaterina Gordeeva as a contestant on the second season of the Canadian reality show Battle of the Blades. The pair won the competition on November 22, 2010.
|2002–03||St. Louis Blues||NHL||5||0||2||2||0||6||0||2||2||8|
|Olympic medal record|
|Bronze||2002 Salt Lake City||Men|
|Senior Int'l Totals||19||5||0||5||6|
- February 1, 1998 - Traded from Montreal Canadiens with fourth-round pick in the 1998 draft (Shaun Sutter) to Calgary Flames for Jonas Hoglund and Zarley Zalapski.
- June 23, 2001 - Traded from Calgary Flames with Jason Wiemer to Florida Panthers for Rob Niedermayer and second-round pick in the 2001 draft (Andrei Medvedev).
- March 11, 2003 - Traded from Florida Panthers with conditional pick in the 2004 draft to St. Louis Blues for Mike Van Ryn.
- March 8, 2004 - Traded from Florida Panthers to Dallas Stars for Drew Bagnall and second-round pick in the 2004 draft (Enver Lisin).
- "Valeri Bure's Player Profile". Canadiens.com. Retrieved March, 23 2010.
- "Valeri Bure's Bio". Legends of Hockey.com. Retrieved March, 23 2010.
- "1Panthers send Valeri Bure to Blues". UPI.com. Retrieved March, 23 2010.
- "Candace Cameron Bure profile". IMDb.com.
- Lisa Beth. "Candace Cameron-Bure's Full House of Faith". Cornerstone Connection. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- "Valeri Bure, Russ Courtnall to compete on Battle of the Blades". Globe and Mail. 2010-09-07.
- "Russian pair wins Battle of the Blades". The Vancouver Sun. 2010-11-23.
- Valeri Bure's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- www.burefamilywines.com, Bure Family Wines.