Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John Madden
Born in Barrie, Ontario John Madden played Junior C with the Alliston Hornets and Junior B with the local Colts. He then spent four years at the University of Michigan where he notched three straight 20-goal seasons and was named to the CCHA First All-Star Team and NCAA West First All-American Team in 1997.

Following his senior year, Madden came to terms with the Devils as a free agent. He fired 20 goals and played solid defense as a rookie with the AHL's Albany River Rats in 1997-98 then jumped up to 38 goals the next season. Madden also played four games for New Jersey as an injury replacement.

The hard working forward scored 16 goals and was a solid +7 seven as an NHL freshman in 1999-00. He then played excellent defense and potted three goals to help the Devils win their second Stanley Cup. In 2000-01 Madden played a more prominent role and scored 23 goals while helping the club reach the finals where they lost to the Colorado Avalanche in seven games.

Although the team fell short in the post season, Madden's strong play at both ends of the ice during the regular season earned him the Frank J. Selke Trophy. Madden's offensive totals dropped in 2001-02, however, he continued his strong defensive play and rebounded offensively with a career high 41 points in 2002-03. Madden took his play to another level during the 2003 playoffs, finishing fourth among NHL scorers with 16 points in leading the Devils to their third Stanley Cup title in nine years.

Since his arrival with the Devils organization in 1997-98, Madden has been one of the premier two-way players in the NHL.

The summer of 2009 brought about change for the career Devil. For the first time Madden decided to test the free agent market and on July 1, 2009 he signed on with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The choice proved to be the right one for Madden as the 2009-10 season would end triumphantly for the Blackhawks when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to capture the club's first Stanley Cup championship since 1961.

On August 5, 2010, Madden joined a long list of players who would not be returning to defend the Blackhawks' championship when he signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Wild as an unrestricted free agent.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Alliston Hornets ON-Jr.C 31 24 25 49 26
1990-91 Alliston Hornets ON-Jr.C 14 15 21 36 10
1990-91 Barrie Colts ON-Jr.B 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Barrie Colts ON-Jr.B 42 50 54 104 46 13 10 9 19 14
1992-93 Barrie Colts COJHL 43 49 75 124 62
1993-94 University of Michigan CCHA 36 6 11 17 14
1994-95 University of Michigan CCHA 39 21 22 43 8
1995-96 University of Michigan CCHA 43 27 30 57 45
1996-97 University of Michigan CCHA 42 26 37 63 56
1997-98 Albany River Rats AHL 74 20 36 56 40 +35 13 3 13 16 14
1998-99 New Jersey Devils NHL 4 0 1 1 0 -2
1998-99 Albany River Rats AHL 75 38 60 98 44 +24 5 2 2 4 6
1999-00 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 16 9 25 6 +7 20 3 4 7 0
2000-01 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 23 15 38 12 +24 25 4 3 7 6
2001-02 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 15 8 23 25 +6 6 0 0 0 0
2002-03 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 19 22 41 26 +13 24 6 10 16 2
2003-04 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 12 23 35 22 +7 5 0 0 0 0
2004-05 HIFK Helsinki Finland 3 0 0 0 0
2005-06 New Jersey Devils NHL 82 16 20 36 36 -7 9 4 1 5 8
2006-07 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 12 20 32 14 -7 11 1 1 2 2
2007-08 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 20 23 43 26 +1 5 2 1 3 2
2008-09 New Jersey Devils NHL 76 7 16 23 26 -7 7 0 1 1 4
2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 10 13 23 12 -2 22 1 1 2 2
2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 12 13 25 10 -9
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL 31 3 0 3 4 -4 7 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 898 165 183 348 219 141 21 22 43 26


CCHA First All-Star Team (1997)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1997)
Frank J. Selke Trophy (2001)
Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, June 26, 1997. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), November 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, August 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, January 4, 2012. Officially announced his retirement, September 4, 2012,
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