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Jari Kurri

Born:May 18, 1960Draft:1980 Oilers 69th Overall
Hometown:Helsinki, FinlandPosition:RW
Known For:First Finnish Player in
Hockey Hall of Fame
Shoots/Catches:Right
National Team:Finland

Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960) is a Finnish former professional ice hockey winger and a five-time Stanley Cup champion. In 2001, he became to first Finnish player to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2017 Kurri was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history. He is the general manager and owner of Jokerit.

Kurri won all five of his Stanley Cups during his 10 seasons with Edmonton Oilers, but also played with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche. His No. 17 jersey was retired by the Oilers in 2001, the same year he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Jari Kurri #17 of the Edmonton Oilers
INGLEWOOD, CA – 1989: Jari Kurri #17 of the Edmonton Oilers controls the puck as he and Dean Kennedy #6 of the Los Angeles Kings round the net during an NHL game circa 1989 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Jari Kurri Statistics

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Achievements

  • IIHF European Junior Championships Gold Medal — 1978
  • U20 WJC Silver Medal — 1980
  • European Championships Bronze Medal — 1991
  • Canada Cup Bronze Medal — 1991
  • IIHF World Championships Silver Medal — 1994
  • Olympic Bronze Medal — 1998
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy — 1985
  • Selected to Nine NHL All-Star Games — 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1998
  • NHL First Team All-Star — 1985, 1987
  • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1984, 1986, 1989
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990
  • IIHF Hall of Fame — 2000
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 2001
  • No. 17 Jersey Retired by Helsingin Jokerit — 2000
  • No. 17 Jersey Retired by Oilers — 2001

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