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NHL History: Jari Kurri scores his 300th career goal

It was on this day in Edmonton Oilers history that sniper and future Hall of Famer, Jari Kurri, scored the 300th goal of his illustrious career in a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

On April 6th, 1986, the Oilers squared off against a lowly Canucks team in their final game of the 85-86 season for one final tune-up before the playoffs. It was in the third period of this game where Jari Kurri set a personal milestone with his 300th career goal. At 16:26 in the final frame, Kurri scored an unassisted marker while shorthanded to reach the plateau which, coincidentally, acted as the halfway mark of where he would eventually end up for career goals.

Kurri would play four more seasons in Edmonton before eventually being traded alongside Dave Brown and Corey Foster to Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Craig Berube, Craig Fisher and Scott Mellanby.

KURRI’S 1985-86 SEASON

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- PGP G A Pts PIM
1985-86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 68 63 131 22 45 10 2 10 12 4
NHL Totals 1251 601 797 1398 545 200 106 127 233 123

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