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Jari Kurri

NHL Star Jari Kurri

Profession: NHL Star

Nationality:
Finland
Finnish

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.

Born: May 18, 1960
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Events in the Life of Jari Kurri

  • 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
  • 1985-05-30 Stanley Cup Final, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AL: Edmonton Oilers take back-to-back titles; beat Philadelphia Flyers, 8-3 for a 4-1 series victory; Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri each post a goal and 3 assists
  • 1986-03-02 Edmonton's Finnish right wing Jari Kurri scores 2 goals, including the overtime winner, to lead Oilers to a 2-1 win over Philadelphia; Kurri, 100 points for the 4th straight NHL season
  • 1990-05-18 Edmonton right wing Jari Kurri sets record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game with 3 goals and 2 assists in 7-2 win at Boston Garden
  • 1997-12-23 Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

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