The hockey world spends a lot of time celebrating its athletes and the championships they’ve won, and rightfully so. Who among us doesn’t remember Ray Bourque lifting hockey’s greatest prize in his final game after a deadline deal brought him to the Colorado Avalanche? What about the tradition of passing the cup between the hands of long-serving NHL veterans?
And those memories only capture a single victory.
What about two? Or three?
Winnipeg Jets Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon is returning to the hockey coach’s conference this summer in Toronto. Scratch that, three-time Stanley Cup champion Jamie Kompon is returning to the conference.
There is incredible value in filling your program with championship experience. Not that there isn’t value in up-and-comers who are hungry for the chance to reach each respective league’s promised land, but to add an insulating piece like Jamie Kompon, a proven champion, someone who’s seen what it takes to win, someone who knows the recipe for success in the post-season…
Well, let’s just say we’re thrilled to have him back.
Watch Jamie Kompon’s presentation from 2017, and learn what it means when he tells young defensemen to change the picture.
What makes Jamie unique is just how passionate he still is. Would three championships dull your thirst for another? Probably not, but it might make it easier to rest on your laurels. But that’s not who Jamie is. If you’ve seen him present before at the hockey coaches conference, you know he’s still just as committed to bringing a Stanley Cup to Winnipeg as he was to bring two to Chicago and one to Los Angeles.
From last week, in case you missed it…