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Jari Kurri

Jari Kurri  #17

Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: May 18, 1960
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Helsinki, Finland
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: EDM / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (69th overall)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1984-1985
NHL Second All-Star Team (1984, 1986, 1989) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1985) NHL First All-Star Team (1985, 1987) WEC-A All-Star Team (1991) WC-A All-Star Team (1994) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1998) Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Dave Brown and Corey Foster for Craig Fisher, Scott Mellanby and Craig Berube, May 30, 1991. Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Jeff Chychrun for Steve Duchesne, Steve Kasper and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Aris Brimanis) in 1991 Entry Draft, May 30, 1991. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles with Marty McSorley and Shane Churla for Ray Ferraro, Ian Laperriere, Mattias Norstrom, Nathan LaFayette and NY Rangers' 4th round choice (Sean Blanchard) in 1997 Entry Draft, March 14, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 10, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 15, 1997.
Quote of the Day

He's been one of our top players all year. Tonight he was by far our best player. There wasn't anybody in the same universe as him.

— Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz on goalie Braden Holtby, who made 33 saves to shut out the Edmonton Oilers 1-0
World Cup of Hockey 2016