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Position right winger
Shot right
Nickname(s) The Spicy Finn
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
Teams Jokerit Helsinki (SM-Liiga)
Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
HC Milano (Serie A)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
New York Rangers (NHL)
Anaheim Mighty Ducks (NHL)
Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
Olympics Flag of Finland 1980, Lake Placid, USA
Flag of Finland 1998, Nagano, Japan (bronze medal)
World Championships Flag of Finland 1979 WJC 4th place
Flag of Finland 1980 WJC 2nd place
Flag of Finland 1982 5th place
Flag of Finland 1989 5th place
Flag of Finland 1991 5th place
Flag of Finland 1994 2nd place
Nationality Flag of Finland Finnish
Born May 18th 1960,
Helsinki, Finland
NHL Draft 69th overall, 1980
Edmonton Oilers
Pro Career 19771998
Hall of Fame, 2001

Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired right winger who played in the National Hockey League and is now member of its Hockey Hall of Fame. He played for the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

A Jokerit Helsinki alumni, Kurri joined the NHL as an Oilers draft pick (69th in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft). He imposed himself as a first class player straight from the beginning, recording 75 points (of these, 32 goals) in his rookie season. He was a brilliant player in Edmonton, where he had six 100 points-plus seasons. He is currently the second all-time scorer in the Oilers' history, behind Wayne Gretzky.

His number 17 was retired by the Oilers and by the Finnish National Team.

This article is part of the Finnish hockey portal

This article uses material from the "Jari Kurri" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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