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Valeri Bure

Valeri Bure  #8

Right Wing
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: June 13, 1974
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: MTL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)
Brother of Pavel WHL West First All-Star Team (1993) WJC-A All-Star Team (1994) WHL West Second All-Star Team (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2000) Traded to Calgary by Montreal with Montreal's 4th round choice (Shaun Sutter) in 1998 Entry Draft for Jonas Hoglund and Zarley Zalapski, February 1, 1998. Traded to Florida by Calgary with Jason Wiemer for Rob Niedermayer and Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected Andrei Medvedev) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 24, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. Vancouver, October 16, 2001. Traded to St. Louis by Florida with Florida's 5th round choice (Nikita Nikitin) in 2004 Entry Draft for Mike Van Ryn, March 11, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Florida, June 25, 2003. Traded to Dallas by Florida for Drew Bagnall and Dallas' 2nd round compensatory choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Enver Lisin) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 8, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 12, 2005.
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He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.

— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday
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