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Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Chicago Blackhawks
New Jersey Devils
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born May 4 1973 (1973-05-04) (age 36),
Barrie, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1997 – present


John Madden (born May 4, 1973) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Madden is noted for his on-ice ability to kill penalties, play both ways, and score shorthanded goals.

Playing career

Madden's journey to the NHL was an uncommon one. As a child, he grew up in a public housing project, Parma Court, in Toronto. Madden is a graduate of the Victoria Village House League and has also played for a number of minor league teams, including the Don Mills Flyers, Scarborough Bruins, Hillcrest Summits, and the Junior "C" Alliston Hornets, before moving up to the Junior "B" Barrie Colts. During his second full season (1992–93) with the Colts, Madden set team records for assists (75) and points (124).

Madden never played in Major Junior hockey (the highest level of minor hockey in Canada) and was passed over in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. Notably, of the 286 players drafted that year, just 34 have played more career NHL games than Madden.

Madden played college hockey for the University of Michigan playing in 160 games and getting 80 goals and 100 assist for 180 points with 123 minutes of penalties. During his four-year career with the Wolverines, Madden set the NCAA record for most career shorthanded goals (23) and was a member of the 1995–96 championship team. In his final season at Michigan, he was named to both the CCHA First All-Star and NCAA West First All-American Teams. Madden's teammates at Michigan included future NHL players Brendan Morrison, Mike Knuble, Blake Sloan, Marty Turco, Steve Shields and Bill Muckalt.

The presence of Morrison, the Devils' second round pick in 1993, proved fortuitous for Madden, whose strong work ethic was noticed by General Manager Lou Lamoriello as he monitored Morrison's college development. Lamoriello eventually offered Madden a contract, and he signed with the Devils as an amateur free agent on June 26, 1997.

Madden spent the bulk of his first two professional seasons with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Madden led the Rats in scoring during the 1998–99 season, setting team records for assists (60) and points (98). Madden made his NHL debut on January 6, 1999 against cross-town rivals the New York Rangers (one of four games he played for the Devils that season) and collected his first career NHL point on January 18, 1999 against the San Jose Sharks. He won a permanent spot on the Devils' roster the following season (1999–00) and has been with the team ever since.

Madden is regarded as one of the league's best defensive forwards; he was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2001, and finished second in voting 2003, 2004 and 2008. His penalty-killing skills often generate breakaway chances while his team is shorthanded. Madden led the NHL and set a Devils' team record—and tied the NHL rookie record (G. Minor, Van., ’80-81)—by scoring six shorthanded goals during the 1999–00 season.

On October 29, 2000, in a 9-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Madden and Randy McKay became the first NHL teammates to each score four goals in one game since January 14, 1922. Over his career Madden has 32 2-point games, 3 3-point games, 1 4-point game and 1 5-point game.

For most of his career, Madden has been paired with left winger player Jay Pandolfo. The value of the Madden/Pandolfo partnership to the Devils has been particularly notable since the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Despite the loss of defensive stalwarts Scott Stevens (retirement), Scott Niedermayer (free agency), and Ken Daneyko (retirement), as well as a series of rule changes designed to increase offence, the Devils have remained one of the league's least scored on and least penalized teams.

On April 25, 2006, Madden completed his first career playoff hat-trick in a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers; two of his goals were shorthanded, tying an NHL record.

Madden was a member of the Devils' 1999–00 and 2002–03 Stanley Cup champion clubs. After the retirement of long-time captain Scott Stevens before the 2005–06 season, the Devils abandoned the use of the captain's 'C' and instead used four alternate captains, drawing from a pool of Madden, Brian Rafalski, Colin White, Scott Gomez, Alexander Mogilny, and Patrik Eliáš. Madden has continued to wear the alternate captain's 'A', except for a short time in the 2007–08 season, in which the 'A' was given to Brian Gionta, Dainius Zubrus and Patrik Eliáš (Eliáš, after having the captaincy taken away). Once Jamie Langenbrunner, on December 5, 2007 was named captain, Madden once again was assigned the 'A', along with defenseman Colin White. The team's alternate captains as of December, 2008 are John Madden and Patrik Eliáš The captain remains Langenbrunner.

Madden scored his 100th career goal (regular season) on April 1, 2006 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Other recent career milestones include his 100th assist (October 18, 2006 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins), 200th point (October 12, 2006 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs), and 500th game (November 17, 2006 vs. Ottawa Senators).

As an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2009, he signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks worth $2.75 million.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Barrie Colts COJHL 43 49 75 124 82
1993–94 University of Michigan NCAA 36 6 11 17 14
1994–95 University of Michigan NCAA 39 21 22 43 8
1995–96 University of Michigan NCAA 43 27 30 57 45
1996–97 University of Michigan NCAA 42 26 37 63 56
1997–98 Albany River Rats AHL 74 20 36 56 40 13 3 13 16 14
1998–99 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Albany River Rats AHL 75 38 60 98 44 5 2 2 4 6
1999–00 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 16 9 25 6 20 3 4 7 0
2000–01 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 23 15 38 12 25 4 3 7 6
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 15 8 23 25 6 0 0 0 0
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 19 22 41 26 24 6 10 16 2
2003–04 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 12 23 35 22 5 0 0 0 0
2004–05 HIFK Helsinki FNL 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 16 20 36 36 9 4 1 5 8
2006–07 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 12 20 32 14 11 1 1 2 2
2007–08 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 20 23 43 26 5 2 1 3 2
2008–09 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 7 16 23 26 7 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 712 140 157 297 193 112 20 21 41 24

External links

  • John Madden on NewJerseyDevils.com
  • John Madden on ESPN.com
  • John Madden's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • John Madden at databasehockey.com
  • John Madden at AlbanyRiverRats.com
  • Madden's award icing on the cake at Slam Sports
Preceded by
Steve Yzerman
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
2001
Succeeded by
Michael Peca
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