19. Jerry Korab

19. Jerry Korab

Beginning his career with the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks, Defenseman Jerry Korab was traded to the Buffalo Sabres during the 1973-74 Season.

Korab was able to do more two-way hockey when he joined Buffalo, and in his first full year in Buffalo, he scored 56 Points.  Nicknamed “King King," Korab never shied away from the physical game when needed, and he protected deep behind the blue line as well as anyone.  Korab had five consecutive seasons where he had at least 40 Points (1974-75 to 1978-79), and he was an All-Star in 1975 and 1976.  

Traded to Los Angeles in 1980, Korab returned to the Sabres in 1983 to finish his career.  Korab had 283 Points in 537 Games for Buffalo, and the Sabres chose him for their Hall of Fame in 2001.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Traded from the Vancouver Canucks for John Gould and Tracy Pratt 12/27/73.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Los Angeles’ 1982 1st Round Pick (which would be Phil Housley) 3/10/80.

    Acquired (2): Claimed on Waivers from the Minnesota North Stars 10/20/83.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1984/85 Season.

  • Games Played: 537
  • Notable Statistics:

    67 Goals
    216 Assists 
    283 Points 
    870 PIM 
    .53 PPG 
    +78 Plus/Minus 
    50.5 Point Shares 
    21 Points in 46 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1975 & 1976)

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