Profession: NHL Star
Why Famous: A five-time Stanley Cup champion, he played 21 seasons in the NHL with five different teams. In Edmonton he played on the same line as Wayne Gretzky, and the duo became one of the most prolific scoring tandems ever to play in the NHL.
- 1983-11-19 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game
- 1985-01-29 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
- 1990-05-18 Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins
- 1997-12-23 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals