Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Korney
Mike Korney was a 6'3" right-winger who could score and play fairly solid defence. He suited up for 77 regular season games with the Detroit in the 1970s and was an experienced minor pro player while also giving Europe a try.

The Dauphin, Manitoba native played with the local Kings in the MJHL before spending a season in the WCJHL with the Winnipeg Jets. He adjusted well to the top junior league where he was a 20-goal scorer and solid checker. Korney was drafted that year 59th overall by the Detroit Red Wings.

During his first three years as a pro, Korney logged plenty of mileage. He played 59 games in the NHL with the Wings over that span but also toiled in the AHL, IHL, CHL, the old Southern League, and in Britain with the London Lions.

He settled into a career as a minor leaguer but did play briefly for the New York Rangers in 1978-79 after he was picked up on waivers. Korney spent one last year with the AHL's Syracuse Firebirds in 1979-80 then coached the Cranbrook Royals of the WHL for a season before stepping away from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1970-71 Dauphin Kings MJHL 45 15 31 46 38
1971-72 Dauphin Kings MJHL 41 16 33 49 64
1972-73 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 68 20 29 49 92
1973-74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -3
1973-74 Virginia Wings AHL 19 1 1 2 15
1973-74 Port Huron Wings IHL 7 1 0 1 9
1973-74 London Lions Britain 31 15 10 25 33
1974-75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30 8 2 10 18 -9
1974-75 Virginia Wings AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Providence Reds AHL 3 1 0 1 0
1974-75 Springfield Kings AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1974-75 Hampton Gulls SHL 13 0 1 1 35
1975-76 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 1 7 8 23 -8
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 21 8 9 17 31
1975-76 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 18 8 6 14 20 4 0 0 0 2
1976-77 Kansas City Blues CHL 74 17 24 41 82 10 1 6 7 13
1977-78 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 3 0 0 0 2
1977-78 Maine Mariners AHL 15 2 4 6 20
1977-78 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 54 12 8 20 75 6 2 4 6 6
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL 18 0 1 1 18 +4
1978-79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 5 1 3 4 0
1978-79 Tulsa Oilers CHL 11 0 9 9 36
1979-80 Syracuse Firebirds AHL 73 11 16 27 87 4 1 2 3 18
1980-81 Cranbrook Royals WIHL
1981-82 Cranbrook Royals WIHL
1981-82 Cranbrook Royals Al-Cup 5 1 6 7 2
NHL Totals 77 9 10 19 59


Traded to Philadelphia by Detroit with Rick Lapointe for Terry Murray, Bob Ritchie, Steve Coates and Dave Kelly, February 17, 1977. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 22, 1978. Traded to Montreal by St. Louis for Gord McTavish, October 7, 1978. Claimed by NY Rangers from Montreal in Waiver Draft, October 9, 1978.