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Former King Jari Kurri remembers L.A., and is fondly remembered here

Former King Jari Kurri remembers L.A., and is fondly remembered here

Jari Kurri played his last game with the Kings during the 1995-96 season, so the Finland-born right wing wasn’t sure what kind of reception he would receive Saturday at Staples Center when he was recognized by the Kings as part of their Legends Night series.

Kurri, who scored 601 goals and 1,398 points in a career that led to his enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001, need not have worried about being forgotten here. Kurri, who was reunited with former Edmonton teammate Wayne Gretzky in Los Angeles for the 1991-92 season, received a generous ovation when he was honored at center ice Saturday before the Kings’ game against the Winnipeg Jets.

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