Eric Lecompte was born in Montreal, Quebec and played his major-junior hockey with the Hull Olympiques, St.-Jean Lynx and Sherbrooke Falcons of the QMJHL. He was selected in the first round of the 1993 NHL entry draft, 24th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks. He began his pro-hockey career in 1994 with the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL. He had some success in the minors but was unable to make the jump to the NHL with the Blackhawks. He moved around within the IHL for a couple of years, playing for the Fort Wayne Komets and Worcester IceCats. He turned a leaf in 1997-98 signing with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and spending a couple of years in their farm system with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. In 1999 Lecompte made the decision to move to Europe, playing with Revier Lions. He also played three seasons in Italy and most recently played with Lugano in LNSw.