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Valeri Bure

Born:June 13, 1974Draft:1992 Canadiens 33rd Overall
Hometown:Moscow, RussiaPosition:Right Wing
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:RussiaCurrent Team:Retired

Valeri Vladimirovich “Val” Bure (born June 13, 1974) is a Russian-American former ice hockey right winger. He played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal CanadiensCalgary FlamesFlorida PanthersSt. Louis Blues, and Dallas Stars. A second round selection of the Canadiens, 33rd overall, at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, Bure appeared in one NHL All-Star Game, in 2000. He led the Flames in scoring with 35 goals and 75 points in 1999–2000, a season in which he and brother, Pavel Bure, combined to set an NHL record for goals by a pair of siblings with 93. He is also the husband of actress Candace Cameron Bure since 1996.

Bure left his home in the Soviet Union in 1991 to play junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) for the Spokane Chiefs. A two-time WHL all-star, he was the first Russian player in the league’s history. Internationally, he represented Russia on numerous occasions. He was a member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1994 World Junior Championship and was a two-time medalist at the Winter Olympics. Bure and the Russians won the silver medal in 1998 and bronze in 2002.

Valeri Bure Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
February 1, 1998Fourth-Round Pick
(Shaun Sutter)
Jonas Hoglund
Zarley Zalapski
June 24, 2001Jason WiemerSecond-Round Pick
(Andrei Medvedev)
Rob Niedermayer
March 11, 2003Fifth-Round Pick
(Nikita Nikitin)
Mike Van Ryn
March 8, 2004Second-Round Pick
(Enver Lisin)
Drew Bagnall

Deeper Dive


  • WHL West First All-Star Team (1993)
  • WHL West Second All-Star Team (1994)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Bronze Medal (1994)
  • IIHF U20 World Juniors All-Star Team (1994)
  • Olympic Silver Medal (1998)
  • Olympic Bronze Medal (2002)