22 Years Ago Today Marks a Memorable Moment in Oilers History

Published October 6, 2023 at 11:45

22 Years Ago: Oilers retire a historic Jersey

On this day in hockey history, October 6, 2001, the Edmonton Oilers marked a historic moment as they retired the jersey number #17 worn by the legendary Jari
"The Finnish Flash"
Kurri. The retirement ceremony took place ahead of the Oilers' home opener, where they triumphed with a 6-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Jari Kurri, known for his incredible skill and scoring prowess, left an indelible mark on the Oilers franchise and the NHL as a whole. During his time with Edmonton, he was a key part of the team's championship success, including their Stanley Cup victories.

The retirement of his jersey was a fitting tribute to a player who had made an enduring impact on the game of hockey and the Edmonton Oilers. It remains a significant moment in the team's rich history, reminding fans of the greatness that Kurri brought to the ice during his career.

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22 Years Ago Today Marks a Memorable Moment in Oilers History

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