Valeri Vladimirovich "Val" Bure is a Russian-American former ice hockey right winger. He played 10 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, St. 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 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 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.
Before joining the NHL, he played junior hockey in Moscow and another year in the Western Hockey League in Canada.
He and his wife established a short-lived restaurant in Florida before launching their own winery.
On the Canadian reality show Battle of the Blades, he skated with former Olympic champion Ekaterina Gordeeva.
Battle of the Blades participants. Russian Christians. Soviet expatriate ice hockey players. Russian expatriate ice hockey people. Fredericton Canadiens players. Spokane Chiefs players. Russian ice hockey right wingers. Olympic ice hockey players of Russia. Russian emigrants to the United States. Dallas Stars players. Olympic silver medalists for Russia. Montreal Canadiens draft picks. Olympic bronze medalists for Russia. HC CSKA Moscow players. Ice hockey players at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Medalists at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Florida Panthers players. Medalists at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Ice hockey players at the 2002 Winter Olympics. National Hockey League All-Stars. Calgary Flames players. St. Louis Blues players