A huge 6'4" defenceman who was moved up to forward occasionally in his career, Jim Korn played nearly 600 NHL games for five teams. He showed flashes of talent but his attitude was always a concern and constantly alienated him from his teammates.
Born in Hopkins, Minnesota, Korn played three years at Providence College where he was an ECAC second team all-star in 1979. He was chosen 73rd overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 1977 and played for Team USA when they finished seventh at the 1979 World Championships.
Korn played nearly three years with the Red Wings beginning in 1979-80 but his game never reached the level the organization anticipated. He played for the U.S. at the 1981 World Championships and was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for draft picks in March 1982. Korn spent over three years on defence but moved up to forward where he scored 12 goals in 1983-84.
Korn was injured all of 1985-86 then traded to Calgary by Toronto on eve of the 1986-87 season for Terry Johnson. The Flames immediately sent him to Buffalo for veteran blueliner Brian Engblom. Korn played a year in Buffalo before being traded to the New Jersey Devils for Jan Ludwig. He played two and a half seasons in the Meadowlands before he was re-acquired by Calgary where he played nine games before retiring after the 1989-90 season.