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This Date In Flyers History...May 30

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This Date In Flyers History...May 30

May 30, 1991...Flyers Acquire Jari Kurri

Although he was officially a Flyer, Jari Kurri never played a game for the team.
On this date in 1991, the Flyers made two trades, involving nine players and one draft choice.

First, the Flyers traded Scott Mellanby, Craig Berube and Craig Fisher to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for right wing Dave Brown, defenseman Corey Foster and the rights to right wing Jari Kurri. The Flyers then traded Jeff Chychrun and the rights to Kurri to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Steve Duchesne, center Steve Kasper and a fourth round pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Duchesne would win the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the most outstanding Flyers defenseman in his only season with the team (1991-92). He would later be included in the trade with the Quebec Nordiques that brought Eric Lindros to the Flyers.

In his second tour of duty with the Flyers, Brown would play four more seasons with the team before signing as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks prior to the 1995-96 season. He would leave the Flyers in sixth place on the team's All-Time List in penalty minutes.

Foster would play just 25 games with the Flyers (during the 1991-92). He would spend the majority of his three seasons with the organization with the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

Kasper would play just parts of two seasons with the Flyers (1991-92 and 1992-93), before being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 8, 1992. His 1991-92 season was limited to just 16 games due to a knee injury.

The Flyers used the fourth round pick that they acquired in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft to draft defenseman Aris Brimanis, who played 21 games for the Flyers over three seasons (1993-94, 1995-96 and 1996-97).

Kurri would play for seven more seasons after the trade, with Los Angeles, New York Rangers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Colorado Avalanche, and would retire after the 1997-98 season. He would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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