Thunder Bay’s Jamie Kompon has found a new home.
The 45-year-old, who was an assistant coach with the Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings last season, has signed on with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he’ll be an assistant under long-time colleague Joel Quennville.
Kompon will have plenty of Thunder Bay company in the Windy City, where Patrick Sharp is a star left-winger and Norm McIvor is part of the front office.
Kompon was a video coach for nine years in St. Louis, the bulk of the time spent under Quennville.
“We are excited to add Jamie as assistant coach and certainly welcome the Stanley Cup pedigree he brings,” Blackhawks Vice-President and General Manager Stan Bowman said in a release.
“He has over 15 years of NHL coaching experience and some obvious familiarity with our staff, having worked under Joel and Mike in St. Louis, which will help our staff and players with the transition.”
“Jamie will bring us all the great qualities you look for in a coach, most notably his work ethic and a winning resume,” Quenneville said in the same release.
“We have a great working relationship and I am confident he will be a great fit with us here in Chicago.”
Kompon’s career has also included a stint as an assistant coach with the Baltimore Bandits of the American Hockey League in 1996-97, and as co-head coach of the McGill Redmen in 1994-95.
Kompon played four seasons as a defenseman at McGill from 1985-89 and also played two seasons of professional hockey including stops in the East Coast Hockey League and the German Elite League.
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