Mitch Korn was named Director Of Goaltending with the Islanders on July 26, 2018. The 2019-20 season is Korn's 29th coaching in the NHL.
Prior to joining the Islanders, Korn spent four seasons with the Washington Capitals; he was their Director of Goaltending in 2017-18 and spent the previous three seasons as their Goaltending Coach.
During Korn's time in Washington, the Capitals won two consecutive Presidents' Trophies (2015-16 and 2016-17) and the franchise's first Stanley Cup (2018). Under Korn's coaching, Capitals' goalie Braden Holtby won the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy as the top goaltender in the National Hockey League.
Prior to his time with Washington, Korn spent 16 seasons as the Goaltending Coach for the Nashville Predators. Under Korn's direction, Pekka Rinne was named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy in 2011 and 2012.
Before joining the Predators in 1998, Korn spent seven seasons (1991-98) with the Buffalo Sabres, working with Hockey Hall-of-Fame goalie and two-time Hart Trophy-winner Dominik Hasek. While working with Korn, Hasek captured four Vezina Trophies.
Korn began his coaching career at Kent State University in 1979 shortly after ending his playing career at the school. He worked at Miami University's Goggin Ice Center in Oxford, Ohio, coaching the school's goalies until joining the Sabres in 1991.