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Today in Edmonton Oilers History: January 7, 1980 - Jim Corsi Records His First NHL Point

Better known for something else many years later, on this day in 1980 Jim Corsi gets his first NHL point.

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January 7, 1980 - The Oilers play their first game against the Canadiens in the Montreal Forum, losing by a score of 4-3. But that's not what caught my eye on this day. In net for the Oilers in this game was Jim Corsi - yes, that Corsi - and on this evening he recorded his first NHL point with a second assist on Stan Weir's first period goal.

Corsi joined the Oilers as a free agent before the start of the 1979/80 season, the Oilers' first in the NHL; before that he spent two seasons in the WHA with the Quebec Nordiques, playing in 63 games. Corsi's career with the Oilers and in the NHL would not be long though. On March 11, 1980 he would be traded from the Oilers to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for future considerations, he would never play in the NHL again. After his North American hockey career came to an end Corsi spent the next 11 seasons playing in Europe. Today he works as a goaltending coach for the St. Louis Blues.

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