The legendary and most famous player emerging from the local Canada Junior Series. The 5-time Stanley Cup winner has not played for any other team Finnish team.
Kurri made his debut in the Jokerit first team as a 17-year old junior. He played in the team for three seasons before joining the famous NHL team Edmonton Oilers. The winger was the first Finnish superstar in the world’s toughest league and a prime example of the Jokerit junior activities that started in the 1970s. Kurri made a return to Jokerit during the NHL lockout in season 1994–95. That year he won the European Championship and silver in Finnish Elite League with Jokerit.
Kurri won five Stanley Cups with Edmonton and played a total of 1 251 regular season matches in the NHL, scoring 601+797=1398 points. In NHL playoffs Kurri scored 106+127 points in 200 matches. While playing for the Finnish National Ice Hockey Team, he won silver in the World Cup of 1994 and an Olympic bronze in 1998.