Valeri Bure

Former ice hockey right winger, and husband of Candace Cameron

Valeri Bure
Valeri Bure with his wife, Candace Cameron Bure. source-Us Weekly

Valeri Bure is a famous Russian-American former ice hockey right winger who played for clubs such as Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Florida Panthers, and Dallas Stars over a decade of his career. He is best known as the spouse of Candace Cameron Bure, an American actress, author, producer, and talk show panelist.

Valeri Bure| Early life, Childhood, and Education

Talking about his early life, Valeri Bure was born Valeri Vladimirovich “Val” Bure on June 13, 1974, in Moscow, Russia. His ethnicity is White and holds both Russian and American nationality.

In addition to this, Bure was born as the youngest son of his father, Vladimir Valeryevich Bure, a former freestyle swimmer as well as a fitness coach for the New Jersey Devils of the NHL who has won four Olympic medals, and his mother, Tatiana Bure.

Moreover, Valeri has an older brother named Pavel Bure, who is also a former professional ice hockey player for straight 12 seasons in the National Hockey League(NHL). However, he also had a half-sister named Katya, born in 1998.

At the time, when he was 9 years old, his parents got divorced due to some problems with their marriage. So, Bure moved to North America with his father and brother, Pavel, and, her mother arrived in the US.

Career and Professional Life

Focusing on his professional career, Valeri Bure started his career in the 1990s when he played his first session. Later on, he was picked for junior hockey at the age of 17 and then joined the Western Hockey League after moving to North America.

Moreover, Bure was the only Russian player who ever played in the league’s history. However, he already played in the Canadian Hockey League and was a team member ahead of joining the league.

Additionally, Valeri began playing in professional leagues and started his first season with the American Hockey League’s Fredericton Canadiens in 1994. In a total of 45 games, he collects 48 points and scores 23 goals. Afterward, he was sent back late by Montreal and made his NHL debut in 1995.

Moreover, Bure appeared in over 50 games with the Canadiens before being traded for Jonas Hoglund in 1997. At that time, Bure was the sole player selected as the team’s leading scorer at the end of the session.

Furthermore, Valeri signed a 1-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings for the 2005-06 season, despite, he did not play in the regular season. However, Valeri Bure retired from a professional hockey career in 2005 after suffering back and hip injuries so badly.

Valeri Bure| Net worth and Salary

Regarding this, Valeri Bure’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 million as of 2022. At his time, he received a good salary of more than $22.5 million.

Moreover, his highest-earning season was 2003-2004, when the Florida Panthers paid him $3.1 million for his best performance in the game.

Additionally, Bure goes back to the ice with Ekaterina Gordeeva to compete in the entertaining figure skating dance show Battle of the Blades in the year 2010. However, Bure donated his share of the $100,000 prize money to Compassion Canada, a Religious organization in London, Canada, after he and her wife won the show.

Rumors and Controversy

Focusing on rumors and controversy, a picture of Valeri Bure and his wife, Candace Cameron Bure is receiving backlash from some who are calling it inappropriate, as it breaks Christian community sentiments.

However, his wife Candace isn’t backing down and even again shared the photo along with a rebuttal to all the controversy! In the post, she shared two photos of her and her husband Bure captured “sweet and spicy”.

And in the second “spicy” photo, Bure has his arm around his wife, Candace, with his hand resting directly on his wife’s chest.

Personal Life and Relationship

Discussing Bure’s personal life, Valeri Bure is a married man. Valeri married Candace Cameron, an American actress, producer, author on June 22, 1996. The couple was blessed with three children, including one daughter and two sons.

Valeri Bure
Valeri Bure with his wife, on their wedding day.

Additionally, the first child, Natasha born in 1998, whereas the second child, Lev born in the year 2000. Moreover, the second son, Maksim born in 2002.

As of now, there’s no news of their extramarital affairs or relationships, they lived happily with their family.

Valeri Bure| Body Measurement

Regarding Valer’s body measurements, Bure is a handsome man with a proper athletic body, as he is a former ice hockey player. Moreover, he stood with a perfect height of 5 feet 10 inches estimated as 1.78 m, whereas his weight was around 181 lbs estimated at 82 Kg respectively.

Furthermore, Bure has a fair complexion with short brown hair and a beautiful pair of blue eyes.

Social Media Profile

Valeri Bure is not active on social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram. However, he does have an account on Twitter, which gained over 6620 followers, but the last time he acted on his account was in 2012.

On the other hand, her wife, Candace Cameron Bure, is active on all sorts of social networking sites including Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Candance has gained over 3.6 million followers on Facebook, whereas on Instagram she received 5.5 million followers respectively. 

Moreover, Candance gained followers of around 610K followers on her Twitter while her Youtube account have around 4.07K subscribers.

Quick Facts:

  • Full Name- Valeri Vladimirovich “Val” Bure
  • Birth Place- Moscow, Russia
  • Nationality- Russian and American
  • Ethnicity- White
  • Profession- Russian-American former ice hockey right-winger
  • Famous for – Being the former National Hockey League (NHL) player
  • Started career- Ice hockey player
  • Height- 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
  • Currently Married- Yes
  • Spouse- Candace Cameron Bure
  • Children- 3
  • Tattoo(s)- No

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