playoffs, Kurri was able to join the Finnish national team in 1982 World Championships. Kurri played a total of 65 tournament games for the senior national team, recording 26 goals and 52 points against top-level world competition. Selke Trophy, he was regarded as one of the best defensive forwards in the NHL. The lineup led the Finnish team in points and played well during the tournament but Finland was not able to advance to the medal round. The 1980-81 NHL season began slowly for both him and the Oilers while head coach. Instead of accepting a new contract from the Oilers, Jari Kurri opted for a season in Italy and played for HC Milano Devils of the Italian Serie. Alongside with Kurri, Esa Tikkanen and Gretzky, Edmonton had future hall-of-famers.
Jari, pekka, kurri (born May 18, 1960) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.
He is currently the general manager of Team Finland.
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Lady Byng Trophy and finishing second to Gretzky in the scoring race. Kurri signed a two-year contract with the Milan Devils, a contract contingent on his being allowed to leave to play for Finland in the World Championships and an escape clause allowing him to head back to North America the following year. During the playoffs he recorded 19 goals on the way to the. For his efforts, Kurri was named the Best Forward at the tournament. Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960) is a retired. After his third season, Kurri was signed by the. Instantly the magic was created and one of the most lethal combinations in NHL history was born. HardballTalk » HBT on m, proFootballTalk » PFT on m, proBasketballTalk » PBT. Later he tied for the tournament scoring lead at the 1980 World Junior tournament, capturing Finland's first WJC medal, a silver. Jari representing his native Finland at the 1991 Canada Cup Because of the Oilers' domination throughout the 1980's, Kurri managed to play in only four World Championships throughout his career-1982, 1989, 1991, and 1994.