|Prior to joining the Predators on July 23, 1998, Korn spent seven seasons coaching the netminders in the Buffalo Sabres organization, where he enjoyed great success while working with two-time Hart Trophy-winner Dominik Hasek. Under Korn’s tutelage, Hasek captured four Vezina Trophies and led the NHL with the best save percentage five times. Korn also saw Buffalo’s goaltending tandem (Hasek and Hall-of-Famer Grant Fuhr) capture the NHL’s Jennings Trophy (lowest team goals-against average) during the 1994-95 season. Besides Hasek and Fuhr, Korn also coached Olaf Kolzig, Steve Shields and Martin Biron. The New York City native recently retired from Miami University’s Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio where he worked in a variety of capacities for 30 years. Korn, who runs goaltending and defensemen schools around the country in the off-season, also contributes regularly to several hockey publications including USA Hockey Magazine and Goalies’ World. Korn began his college hockey career at Kent State University in the late 1970s and started his coaching career at KSU in 1979. He continued coaching the goaltenders at Miami University until joining the Sabres in 1991. Korn has more than 34 years of coaching experience. Mitch’s daughter, Ashley, is a graduate of Miami University, skated on the university’s national championship Collegiate Synchronized Skating Team, and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree at Cal State – Fullerton.