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|Nickname(s)||The Spicy Finn|
| 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)
|World Championships|| 1979 WJC|
|Born|| May 18th 1960,|
|NHL Draft|| 69th overall, 1980|
|Pro Career||1977 – 1998|
|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 outstanding career was recognized and crowned by an induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001, earning him the distinction of being the first ever inducted Finn.
Records and former records held by Jari KurriEdit
- Most goals in a season by a Right Wing- 71 in 1984-85 surpassed by Brett Hull in 1989-90 and currently held by Hull (86 in 1990-91)