Blackhawks Hire Former Kings Assistant Kompon
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(CBS) The Blackhawks hired Jamie Kompon Wednesday to fill Joel Quenneville’s assistant coach vacancy.
Kompon spent the last six years as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Kings, which won the 2012 Stanley Cup last month. Before joining the Kings, Kompon worked with with Quenneville and current Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Kitchen in St. Louis. The three of them helped the 1999-2000 Blues record 113 points and win the Presidents’ Trophy.
“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 a statement. “We have a great working relationship and I am confident he will be a great fit with us here in Chicago.”
“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 added. “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.”