Amid the NFL hoopla this week of the Rams new head coach and the Chargers moving to Los Angeles — also with a new head coach — it’s possible to forget there’s still big-time ice hockey underway in Southern California.
But the Los Angeles King are still battling it out on the ice at Staples Center.
The Kings will honor Hockey Hall of Famer Jari Kurri before Saturday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets at Staples Center in the finale of their three-game Legends Night Series for the 2016-17 season.
Kurri was a member of five Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980s and 1990s. He was acquired by the Kings in 1991 and played five seasons with the team, including helping it to its first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 1993.
When Kurri retired in 1998, he was the highest scoring European-born-and- trained player in NHL history with 601 goals and 797 assists for 1,398 points. That distinction now belongs to Jaromir Jagr.
—City News Service
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