Jamie Kompon is currently in his first season with the Chicago Blackhawks after being named Assistant Coach on July 17, 2012.
Kompon, 45, spent the last six seasons as an Assistant Coach with Los Angeles, where he helped the Kings capture the 2012 Stanley Cup. While with the Kings organization, he also served as Director of Amateur Development. Before joining L.A., he spent nine years (1997-2006) with the St. Louis Blues as a video coach and later as Assistant Coach, working the bulk of his time under Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville and alongside Assistant Coach Mike Kitchen. With Quenneville, Kitchen and Kompon, the 1999-2000 Blues set a franchise-record 114 points en route to claiming the Presidents’ Trophy for the league’s best record. He also served as a video coach for Team Canada at the 2006 World Championship in Latvia.
Prior to his time with the Blues, Kompon was an Assistant Coach with the American Hockey League’s Baltimore Bandits for the 1996-97 season, and in 1994-95 he was named Co-Head Coach at McGill University in Montreal after spending the three previous seasons as an Assistant Coach.
A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kompon played four seasons as a defenseman at McGill (1985-89) and also played two seasons of professional hockey, including stops in the ECHL and the German Elite League.