The Finnish division of the Russian Norilsk Nickel sold its stake in the company that owns the Finnish hockey club Jokerit to the club’s general manager, Jari Kurri, follows from a message from the sports organization.
Earlier, on April 5, Jokerit announced its withdrawal from the Continental Hockey League (KHL), and the club’s general manager Jari Kurri left his post on the KHL Board of Directors.
“Jokerit Chairman of the Board of Directors Jari Kurri bought 40% of the club’s shares from Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy and thus became 100% owner of the Jokerit Hockey Club,” the club said in a statement.
Cooperation between Jokerit and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy began in 2017. In June 2019, the Finnish division of Norilsk Nickel acquired a 40% stake in the club.
“I would like to thank NN Harjavalta for their cooperation over the past years. We have a lot of work to do to reorganize the club’s ownership base and get funding for our activities. To our delight, we noted that Finnish companies and individuals are ready to take part in writing a new chapter in the history of Jokerit, Kurri is quoted in the message.