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BLOG: Kurri returns for Farewell Rexall

by Kelli Gustafson / Edmonton Oilers

With only 24 hours to go before the Farewell Rexall Place festivities commence, some notable Oilers alumni met at The Westin early Tuesday afternoon.

“It’s always nice to be back here,” Jari Kurri commented on returning to Edmonton.

With his banner hanging from the Rexall Place rafters, Kurri will be one of many notable Oilers alumni returning to the arena tomorrow, to bid farewell to this historic building.

Winning five Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers, Kurri recalls many fond memories inside Rexall Place.

When asked what one of his favourite memories was from playing, Kurri smiled, “[Winning] the first Stanley Cup always comes to mind.” He later added, “[Wayne] Gretzky’s 50 goals in 39 games — nobody believed that could happen!”

Kurri also spoke on Rogers Place, saying, “What a place! It is going to be an amazing building [that] the fans will enjoy and the players will enjoy!”

“Maybe they can have a fresh start and build their own history in that building”

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