May 7, 1961 |
Wakefield, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Adirondack Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||108th overall, 1980
Selected by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, Kumpel also played for the Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets. A member of the 1984 Olympic team, Kumpel retired from the NHL after 288 games played where he totaled 38 goals for 84 points.
After his retirement as a player, Kumpel served as head coach of the Nashville Knights and Dayton Bombers of the EXHL, and was on the Portland Pirates staff from 1998 to 2004. Kumpel also served as a scout for the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers. Prior to becoming the Director of Hockey Operations for the Eastern Hockey League in 2012, Kumpel had a successful five-year tenure as head coach of the Walpole Express Junior A hockey team. Kumpel led the Express to three consecutive AJHL playoff championships (2009–12) and two regular-season titles in (2011 and 2012).
- Biographical information and career statistics from Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
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