Valeri Bure

Ice Hockey Player
Born Jun 13, 1974

Valeri Vladimirovich Bure is a retired professional ice hockey right winger from Russia. He played ten seasons in the National Hockey League. He is the younger brother of retired NHL star Pavel Bure.

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1974 Birth Valeri Bure was born June 13, 1974, in Moscow, Soviet Union. … Read More


1990 16 Years Old Bure played three games during the 1990–91 season with HC CSKA Moscow of the Soviet Championship League prior to leaving the Soviet Union. … Read More
1991 17 Years Old Bure recorded 49 points in 53 games in 1991–92 for the Chiefs, his first season in the WHL. The Montreal Canadiens selected him with their second round pick, 33rd overall, at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. … Read More
1992 18 Years Old He returned to Spokane for the 1992–93 season where Bure led his team and finished second overall in WHL scoring with 147 points. … Read More
1993 19 Years Old Bure attended Montreal's training camp prior to the 1993–94 season, but was again returned to his junior team. … Read More


…  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. … Read More
1995 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Bure earned a recall to Montreal late in the season and made his NHL debut on February 28, 1995, against the New York Islanders. … Read More
1996 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 24 Years Old 1 More Event
He was sent to the Calgary Flames in a February 1, 1998, deal in exchange for Jonas Höglund and Zarley Zalapski. … Read More
1999 25 Years Old The departure of Flames' star Theoren Fleury added pressure on Bure to be an offensive leader in 1999–2000, and he responded to become one of the NHL's early scoring leaders. … Read More
2000 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Bure was named to the World team at the 2000 All-Star Game where he played on a line with his brother. … Read More
2001 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 24, 2001, the Flames traded Bure, along with Jason Wiemer to the Panthers for Rob Niedermayer and a second round draft pick.
2002 28 Years Old Bure remained with the Panthers as the 2002–03 season began, but his year was marked by an offensive slump. … Read More
2003 29 Years Old 1 More Event
With only 5 goals and 26 points in 46 games for Florida, Bure was traded on March 11, 2003, to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenceman Mike Van Ryn. … Read More


However, as the Panthers were out of playoff contention, they traded Bure to the Dallas Stars on March 9, 2004, in exchange for Drew Bagnall and a draft pick. … Read More
2005 31 Years Old Bure cited his family as the reason he retired from hockey in 2005. … Read More
2007 33 Years Old In 2007, Bure and his wife opened a Florida restaurant called "The Milk and Honey Café", but closed the business when the family moved to California. … Read More
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Bure paired with Ekaterina Gordeeva in 2010 to win the second season of the figure skating reality show Battle of the Blades.
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