Winterhawks halfway to repeating as WHL Champs

 

The Portland Winterhawks

have named longtime National Hockey League Assistant Coach and two-time Stanley

Cup winner Jamie Kompon as the franchise's new General Manager & Head

Coach.

Kompon joins the Winterhawks after two seasons as an Assistant Coach with the

Chicago Blackhawks, where he was part of the staff on the 2013 Stanley

Cup-winning team. It was Kompon's second straight Cup, as he was an Assistant

Coach of the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 when they won the championship, his

sixth season in Los Angeles.

Kompon spent two seasons on the Kings' bench with outgoing Winterhawks General

Manager & Head Coach Mike Johnston during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons,

when Johnston was the team's Associate Coach. During his time with the Kings

Kompon also served as Director of Amateur Development.

"It's always been my goal to become a head coach, and joining the Winterhawks

as both General Manager and Head Coach is a great opportunity," said Kompon.

"The Winterhawks have become one of the premier organizations in junior hockey

and I look forward to continuing the winning tradition that has been built

here."

"We're thrilled to have Jamie join us to head up our hockey operations. He

brings a championship pedigree to the position, and he is the right person to

allow our success on the ice to continue," said Portland Winterhawks President

Doug Piper.

Prior to his time with the Kings, Kompon spent nine years (1997-2006) with the

St. Louis Blues as a video coach and later as an assistant coach. The 1999-2000

Blues set a franchise-record with 113 points en route to the Presidents' Trophy

for the league's best record. In 2006 Kompon served as a video coach for Team

Canada at the World Championships in Latvia.

Before joining the Blues, Kompon was an assistant coach with the Baltimore

Bandits of the American Hockey League for the 1996-97 season, and in 1994-95 he

was named Co-Head Coach at McGill University in Montreal after spending three

seasons there as an assistant coach. 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.

Release from Portland Winterhawks.

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