Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Korn
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Providence College ECAC 20 2 0 2 10
1976-77 Providence College ECAC 29 6 9 15 73
1977-78 Providence College ECAC 33 7 14 21 47
1978-79 Providence College ECAC 27 5 19 24 72
1978-79 United States WEC-A 8 0 1 1 8
1979-80 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 5 13 18 108 -4
1979-80 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 14 2 7 9 40
1980-81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 63 5 15 20 246 -5
1980-81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 9 3 7 10 53
1980-81 United States WEC-A 5 0 1 1 6
1981-82 Detroit Red Wings NHL 59 1 7 8 104 -19
1981-82 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 1 3 4 44 +1
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 80 8 21 29 236 -27 3 0 0 0 26
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 12 14 26 257 -33
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 41 5 5 10 171 -17
1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHLMGNT
1986-87 Buffalo Sabres NHL 52 4 10 14 158 -3
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 52 8 13 21 140 -22 9 0 2 2 71
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 15 16 31 212 -3
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 37 2 3 5 99 -1
1989-90 Calgary Flames NHL 9 0 2 2 26 +1 4 1 0 1 12
NHL Totals 597 66 122 188 1801 16 1 2 3 109


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1979) Traded to Toronto by Detroit for Toronto's 4th round choice (Craig Coxe) in 1982 Entry Draft and Toronto's 5th round choice (Joe Kocur) in 1983 Entry Draft, March 8, 1982.
Missed entire 1985-86 due to knee injury in training camp, September 29, 1985. Traded to Calgary by Toronto for Terry Johnson, October 3, 1986. Traded to Buffalo by Calgary for Brian Engblom, October 3, 1986. Traded to New Jersey by Buffalo for Jan Ludwig, May 22, 1987. Traded to Calgary by New Jersey for Calgary's 5th round choice (Petr Kuchyna) in 1990 Entry Draft, March 6, 1990.