Valeri Bure
Ice hockey player
Valeri Bure
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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Former Full House Stars Candace Cameron, Andrea Barber Meet NKOTB
US Magazine - over 3 years
Flashback to the '80s! The magic of the late '80s and early '90s came together on Friday, July 5, when Full House stars Candace Cameron Bure, most known for her role as D.J. Tanner on the beloved family sitcom, attended the New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) concert at LA's Staples Center with Andrea Barber, who played Kimmy Gibbler on the show.  PHOTOS: Former '90s child stars -- where are they now "This will be epic!" Cameron Bure, 37, wrote, posting a picture of herself alongside Barber, 37, to her Instagram page. Epic it was, as the actress posted numerous photos of herself meeting NKOTB members, Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood, and Joey McIntyre, backstage. "Yes, we are Joey girls!" the mom of three wrote, along with a picture of herself, Barber, and a group of friends. "BEST NIGHT EVER," she captioned another pic. PHOTOS: Reality TV's breakout stars Since appearing on Full House, which aired from 1987 to 1995, Cameron Bure guest starred on a variety of shows, and h ...
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'State of shock' when 'Blades' cast heard about death of Wade Belak - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
He showed up to one practice already wearing a T-shirt which reads, "Craig Simpson, Valeri Bure, Todd Simpson" — a reference to his projected place among the past two champs. For Bezic and the others, it was a welcome joke in what has already been a
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Battle of the Blades- Season Three starts Sunday September 18th! - Mile High Hockey
Google News - over 5 years
The other ex-players were: Russ Courtnall, Georges Laraque, PJ Stock (who got frequently teased during Hockey Night in Canada), Kelly Chase, Todd Warriner, and Valeri Bure. This season was dedicated to Bob Probert who had died just before the start of
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Courtnall brothers donate $900 thousand for mental health care - Island Sports News
Google News - over 5 years
The CFAX 1070 Radiothon – with calls from Wayne Gretzky and Howie Mandel, a single $25000 donation from The Butchart Gardens, interviews with mental health sufferers and medical professionals and in-person appearances by stars such as Valeri Bure
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The Humanity of Hockey - Cardiac Cane
Google News - over 5 years
It was from Candace Cameron Bure, actress and wife of retired NHL player Valeri Bure. The Bures and Belaks were friends. @candacecbure I'm beyond saddened by the passing of our friend Wade Belak. My love and prayers are with Jennifer, Alex,
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Panthers Sink Their 'Tallons' Into Talent - San Antonio Express (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He had a brief run in San Antonio in the Rampage's second season, playing only 11 games at the end of the season after being acquired from the St. Louis Blues for Valeri Bure. The former number-one Devils pick, 26th overall in 1998,
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Courtnall Celebrity Classic Still Tallying the Total! - Island Sports News
Google News - over 5 years
Highlights of the day were calls from Wayne Gretzky and Howie Mandel, a single $25000 donation from The Butchart Gardens, interviews with mental health sufferers and medical professionals and in-person appearances by stars such as Valeri Bure (former
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Celebrities flock to Courtnall Classic's opening shot - Victoria Times Colonist
Google News - over 5 years
Spectators assembled on the sun-dappled lawn of the Fairmont Empress beforehand as a roster of sports and showbusiness personalities - including retired NHLers Valeri Bure and Kirk McLean, musicians Don Felder, Aaron Pritchett and Alan Frew,
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What did Jays get for Doc, again? 0 - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
... Sakic and two excellent candidates in Mats Sundin and Brendan Shanahan, which means Pavel Bure may again be left at the altar, which would upset the easily upsettable Vancouver fans and his tweeting brother, Valeri Bure, the fine figure skater
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Browns thinking about a Pryor engagement - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
After the Russian Rocket, Pavel Bure, didn't get inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this week, his younger brother - ex-NHLer Valeri Bure - blasted the voters. That prompted blogger RJ Currie to offer the top three reasons why Val thought Pavel
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Valeri Bure angry Hockey Hall bypasses his brother Pavel - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Valeri Bure is disappointed that brother Pavel was again bypassed for the Hockey Hall of Fame, but he is downright furious with the Vancouver Canucks and Mike Gillis for not retiring his sibling's sweater. Appearing on Vancouver's Team 1040 AM Tuesday,
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HOF names deserving, but where are Bure, Burns? - (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Valeri Bure, brother of Pavel, clearly doesn't agree with the lack of inclusion, either, tweeting this afternoon the following: "Congrats to the guys that got into Hockey Hall of Fame today. But I think it's a big joke that my brother did not make it
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Candace Cameron Bure Walks Down Memory Lane To Full House - The FABlife
Google News - almost 6 years
It was her husband, Valeri Bure's, birthday and it seems like the whole family went out to celebrate. They all made the drive to the house featured in the opening credits of the show, which started its run in 1987! BTW, Candace is also on one of our
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Candace Cameron Bure On The Joys Of Motherhood - Celebrity Baby Scoop
Google News - almost 6 years
The Make It or Break It star recently chatted to Parade magazine about the happy home life she shares with her husband Valeri Bure and their three kids Natasha, 12, Lev, 11, and Maksim, 9. On the most gratifying part of motherhood: "It's the love that
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NHL. The National HOLLYWOOD League: What did Gretzky do? - RealSportsNet
Google News - almost 6 years
Former child actress and “Full House” star Candace Cameron is married to former NHL stick handler Valeri Bure. Yes, there are more. The tabloids are littered with NHL/Hollywood pairings and it seems the actress fixation with the rich, rugged,
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'Battle of the Blades' mastermind says NHLers intimidated by quality of skating - The Canadian Press
Google News - almost 6 years
"When you see (season 2 winner) Valeri Bure and these guys, the level they got to, a lot of them are going: 'Oh, I don't know if I can do that.'" CBC has not made an official announcement regarding a third season of the reality competition — which
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LEADING OFF; Vikings' and Titans' Troubles Mount
NYTimes - over 6 years
It's time to look objectively at the two infernos blazing in the N.F.L. this week and decide: which one is uglier? Candidate No. 1 is the Vikings, who fired Coach Brad Childress weeks after the move might have done any good. On Monday the move seemed like the football equivalent of using a fire extinguisher on a volcano. The eruption has buried the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Valeri Bure
  • 2010
    Age 35
    Bure returned to the ice in 2010 as a contestant on the second season of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's figure skating reality show Battle of the Blades.
    More Details Hide Details The series is a competition that pairs a former professional hockey player with a figure skater. Bure's partner was Ekaterina Gordeeva. The pair won the competition and shared a $100,000 prize donated to charities of their choice. Bure's donation was made to Compassion Canada.
    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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  • 2007
    Age 32
    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.
    More Details Hide Details They operate a Napa Valley, California winery, Bure Family Wines. Bure developed an interest in wine early in his NHL career that he described as growing into a passion: "I fell in love with the behind-the-scenes work and being able to start from the vineyard and put it into a bottle. It's an amazing process." Bure modified the Russian imperial seal his great-grandfather stamped on his watches to use as his company's label.
  • 2005
    Age 30
    Bure cited his family as the reason he retired from hockey in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details He felt he could return from his surgeries, but wanted to spend time with his children and allow his wife to return to acting. The family are devout Christians.
  • 2004
    Age 29
    Russia invited him to play at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, but as he was without an NHL contract at the time, Bure declined to play due to a lack of proper insurance in the event of injury.
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    An unrestricted free agent following the 2004 playoffs, Bure did not play anywhere in 2004–05 as the entire NHL season was canceled due to a labour dispute.
    More Details Hide Details He signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings for the 2005–06 season when the league resumed operations. He never played a regular season game for the Kings. A back injury suffered during the pre-season, initially just described as "soreness", kept him out of the regular lineup. The injury ultimately required surgery, and a second surgery on his hip caused Bure to miss the entire season. At the age of 31, he opted to retire following the surgeries.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Bure was placed on the Stars' top line with Mike Modano and Jere Lehtinen, and he recorded 7 points in 13 games to conclude the regular season. Bure added three assists in five playoff games.
  • 2003
    Age 28
    Free of injury for the first time in two seasons, Bure was one of the Panthers' offensive leaders in 2003–04.
    More Details Hide Details He reached 20 goals for the fifth time in his NHL career, and as the season's trade deadline approached, was Florida's leading scorer with 45 points.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Another knee injury, this time a sprained ligament, kept Bure out of the Blues lineup for much of the remainder of the season. He recorded two assists each in five regular season and six post-season games for St. Louis. After the season, the Blues placed Bure on waivers, and he returned to Florida upon being claimed by the Panthers.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    Bure remained with the Panthers as the 2002–03 season began, but his year was marked by an offensive slump.
    More Details Hide Details He was also hampered by a hairline fracture to his wrist after Keith Primeau slashed him during an early December game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • 2001
    Age 26
    As his contract had expired, Bure was a restricted free agent. Initially unable to come to an agreement with the Panthers on salary, Bure did not sign until late September. The delay resulted in his being a brief hold-out from Florida's training camp in advance of the 2001–02 season.
    More Details Hide Details Injury interrupted the start of Bure's Panthers career as a knee ailment that began bothering him before the season worsened as he played the first games of the campaign. Tests revealed damage to his right knee that required arthroscopic surgery to repair; Bure missed 37 games while recovering. A second knee injury ended Bure's season in mid-March as the Panthers had fallen out of playoff contention. His brother had already been traded by that point, and the Panthers were also making Valeri available in potential deals. He appeared in only 31 games and recorded 18 points.
    On June 24, 2001, the Flames traded Bure, along with Jason Wiemer to the Panthers for Rob Niedermayer and a second round draft pick.
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  • 2000
    Age 25
    Though his offensive production declined in 2000–01, Bure's 27 goals was second on the team to Jarome Iginla's 31 and he finished third with 55 points.
    More Details Hide Details He became embroiled in a power struggle with his coaches, first Don Hay who was dismissed mid-season, and then Greg Gilbert, as both wanted him play a more defensive-minded game. Bure struggled to adapt and at one point was held out of the Flames lineup by Gilbert in response. Bure was rumoured to have asked for a trade out of Calgary, and the Florida Panthers (who had acquired Pavel), Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers were among the teams who showed interest in his services.
    Bure was named to the World team at the 2000 All-Star Game where he played on a line with his brother.
    More Details Hide Details Pavel was named most valuable player of the game by scoring three goals, two of them assisted by Valeri, in a 9–4 victory over North America. Bure completed the season as the Flames leader in goals (35) and points (75, 14th overall in the NHL) and was the only player on the team to appear in all 82 games. Pavel Bure scored 58 goals for the Florida Panthers, and the brothers' combined total of 93 goals set an NHL record for a set of siblings.
  • 1999
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He used his speed and skating ability to good effect and was eighth in league scoring by mid-December.
  • 1998
    Age 23
    Bure's offensive ability emerged in Calgary as he became one of the team's leading scorers. His totals of 26 goals and 53 points in 1998–99 were both third best on the team; at one point of the season, Bure scored the game-winning goal in four consecutive victories for Calgary.
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    He was sent to the Calgary Flames in a February 1, 1998, deal in exchange for Jonas Höglund and Zarley Zalapski.
    More Details Hide Details The deal was welcomed by Bure, who appreciated both the ability to play closer to his family on the west coast as well as increased opportunity by joining a young Flames team. He recorded his first career hat trick in one of his first games in Calgary, against the Edmonton Oilers. Bure appeared in 16 games with the Flames that season and scored 38 points in 66 games combined between Montreal and Calgary.
  • 1997
    Age 22
    After playing 50 games for the Canadiens in 1997–98, Bure was traded.
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  • 1996
    Age 21
    Bure married actress Candace Cameron in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details They were introduced by Cameron's Full House cast mate Dave Coulier at a charity hockey game. The couple has three children: daughter Natasha and sons Lev and Maksim. Bure became an American citizen in December 2001.
  • 1995
    Age 20
    He scored 22 goals and 42 points in his first full season in Montreal, 1995–96, but scored only 14 goals the following season.
    More Details Hide Details He battled injuries that season; two concussions and a kidney injury limited him to 64 games, 13 fewer than the previous season. At five feet, ten inches (178 cm) tall, Bure was a smaller player in the NHL. His linemates Saku Koivu (five foot ten) and Oleg Petrov (five foot nine) were similarly diminutive, and the trio were known in Montreal as the "Smurf line".
    Bure earned a recall to Montreal late in the season and made his NHL debut on February 28, 1995, against the New York Islanders.
    More Details Hide Details His first goal came two weeks later, on March 15, against goaltender Wendell Young of the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 24 games with Montreal, Bure scored 3 goals and added an assist. Playing in his brother's shadow – Pavel had become a superstar in Vancouver – Valeri struggled to live up to the expectations placed on him.
  • 1994
    Age 19
    That same year, Bure first played with the senior team as he scored three goals in six contests at the 1994 World Championship in a fifth-place effort.
    More Details Hide Details After appearing in one game at the inaugural World Cup of Hockey in 1996, Bure played in his first of two Olympic Games in 1998. The tournament marked the first time he played with his brother Pavel since they were briefly teammates with CSKA Moscow in 1991. Valeri scored one goal in the tournament, and Russia advanced to the gold medal game. They settled for the silver medal after being shut out by Dominik Hašek and the Czech Republic. Bure returned for the 2002 Salt Lake Games. He scored a goal in the tournament as Russia won the bronze medal.
    Bure made his debut internationally with the Russian national junior team at the 1994 World Junior Championship.
    More Details Hide Details He was the leading scorer of the bronze medal-winning Russians with eight points in six games and was named to the tournament's All-Star Team.
    Upon turning professional in 1994–95, Bure spent the majority of the season with Montreal's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Fredericton Canadiens.
    More Details Hide Details He had 23 goals and 48 points in 45 games for the club.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Bure and the Russians won the silver medal in 1998 and bronze in 2002. Back and hip injuries led to Bure's retirement from hockey in 2005. He now operates a winery in California with his wife, Candace Cameron.
  • 1993
    Age 18
    Bure attended Montreal's training camp prior to the 1993–94 season, but was again returned to his junior team.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded 102 points in his final season in the WHL and was named to the Second All-Star Team. In three seasons with Spokane, Bure recorded 298 points and stands fourth on the Chiefs' all-time scoring list.
  • 1992
    Age 17
    He returned to Spokane for the 1992–93 season where Bure led his team and finished second overall in WHL scoring with 147 points.
    More Details Hide Details His 68 goals that season remains a Chiefs' franchise record. He was named to the WHL's West Division First All-Star Team.
  • 1991
    Age 16
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The NHL Central Scouting Bureau praised Bure as being a good skater. In its assessment, the Bureau added: "very smart around the net; good passer, playmaker. Good shot, quick release. Will take a hit to make the play. Good competitor."
  • 1990
    Age 15
    Bure played three games during the 1990–91 season with HC CSKA Moscow of the Soviet Championship League prior to leaving the Soviet Union.
    More Details Hide Details As a 17-year-old, Bure was eligible to play junior hockey upon his arrival in North America, and joined the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In doing so, he became the first Russian player in the league's history. He joined the team one year before the Canadian Hockey League, of which the WHL is a member, instituted an import draft.
  • 1974
    Valeri Bure was born June 13, 1974, in Moscow, Soviet Union.
    More Details Hide Details He is the younger son of Vladimir and Tatiana Bure. Vladimir, whose family originated from Furna, Switzerland, was an Olympic swimmer who won four medals for the Soviet Union at three Olympic Games between 1968 and 1976. Bure's family had a noble history: his ancestors made precious watches for Russian tsars from 1815–1917 and as craftsmen of the imperial family, were granted noble status. Bure was around nine years old when his parents separated. In 1991, he joined his father and brother, Pavel in moving to North America as his elder sibling embarked on a National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Vancouver Canucks. His mother arrived two months later. They settled initially in Los Angeles where Vladimir continued to train and coach both Valeri and Pavel in hockey and physical conditioning. However both became estranged from their father, along with his second wife and their half-sister Katya, by 1998. Neither brother has explained a reason for the split.
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