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Jerry Korab

Ice Hockey Player
Male
Born Sep 15, 1948

Jerry Joseph Korab is a retired Canadian professional hockey player. A defenseman, he played in the National Hockey League from 1971 to 1985. Nicknamed "King Kong", Korab made a solid reputation for himself in the tough 1970's-era NHL as an imposing physical defenseman. His size gave him a distinct advantage in his own zone, and he also possessed a hard shot and some offensive skill.… Read More

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  • The Ol' Blue And Gold “What If…” (Part 1) Sabre Noise
    Google News - Jul 31, 2011
  • Devils Tie Canadiens, 4 4
    NYTimes - Jan 20, 1985
  • With Net Gone, Rangers Settle For A Tie
    NYTimes - Jan 17, 1985
  • Korab Is Asked To Rejoin Sabres
    NYTimes - Dec 24, 1984

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1948 Birth Born on September 15, 1948.

TWENTIES

1970 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Nicknamed "King Kong", Korab made a solid reputation for himself in the tough 1970's-era NHL as an imposing physical defenseman. … Read More
1972 23 Years Old He continued to play the same role for the next two seasons while scoring 12 goals in 1972-73 and helping Chicago reach the Stanley Cup finals in 1971 and 1973.
1973 24 Years Old Korab's best years were spent on the blueline of the Buffalo Sabres from 1973 to 1980, where he blossomed into an effective defenseman on one of the best young teams in the league.
1975 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Korab was a physical presence while hitting double-digits in goals four times, helping the Sabres reach their first Stanley Cup final in 1975.

THIRTIES

1980 31 Years Old Korab was traded to the Los Angeles Kings on March 10, 1980, for a first round draft choice that Buffalo used to select offensive defenceman Phil Housley.
1983 34 Years Old In 1983 he retired but two months into the season he was offered a chance to make a comeback with the Sabres.
1984 35 Years Old He would retire for good after playing 25 games with the Sabres in 1984-85. … Read More
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