Kurri Statement on Selanne Becoming NHL All-Time Top Scorer from Finland
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Teemu Selanne recorded his 1,399th point tonight at Colorado, becoming the NHL’s all-time top scorer from Finland (Jari Kurri, 1,398). Selanne now ranks 19th in career scoring in NHL history, third among all European-born players. The only other European-born players with more points are Jaromir Jagr (born in Kladno, Czech Republic, 1,645 points) and Stan Mikita (born in Sokolce, Slovakia and raised in Canada, 1,467 points).
Below is a statement from NHL Hall-of-Famer Jari Kurri:
“I couldn’t be more proud that Teemu is the all-time top NHL scorer from Finland. Congratulations to a great player, a great friend and an even better person.”
- Jari Kurri
A native of Helsinki, Finland, Kurri scored 1,398 points in his NHL career with Edmonton, Los Angeles, the NY Rangers, Anaheim and Colorado. He won five Stanley Cups with the Oilers.