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Chicago hires Kompon as assistant coach

Jul 17, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT

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The Chicago Blackhawks have named Jamie Kompon assistant coach.

Kompon spent the last six seasons as an assistant with the Los Angeles Kings.

“We are excited to add Jamie as assistant coach and certainly welcome the Stanley Cup pedigree he brings,” ‘Hawks GM 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 [head coach] Joel [Quenneville] and [assistant coach] Mike [Kitchen] in St. Louis, which will help our staff and players with the transition.”

Kompon replaces Mike Haviland, who was fired at the end of the season.

  1. esracerx46 - Jul 17, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Looks like Chicago politics has found its way to the Hawks. I have no idea who Jamie Kompon is so I’m propbably jumping to conclusions. Red flags just seem to fly when both assistants worked with the head coach in another city and all were fired. I would much rather have seen Bill Peters and Mike Haviland next to Q. I DO NOT CARE FOR KITCHEN

    • adambballn - Jul 17, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      I’m not a fan of Kitchen either… but it looks to me like little Bowman is going to let Q do it his way next season. Don’t be surprised if little Bowman uses these moves as a reason for firing Q next season if the Hawks go down in the 1st round again or miss the playoffs.

      • howiehandles - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:27 PM

        If they fail next season, and anything other than conference finals or better is a failure in my eyes, they I hope they clean house, from McDonough on down. I doubt Rocky would do it, but StanBo seems to be lacking stones when trying to make a bold move to improve this team, as promised when they dealt Campbell.

  2. blomfeld - Jul 18, 2012 at 12:55 AM


    We LA Kings fans are frankly quite glad to be free of this back-stabber ! Coach Sutter’s staff has absolutely no place for parasitic “turncoats” like Kompon ! Get lost you creep and go to your Blackhawks ! … and may God “expedite” the day when we face you people next !

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