|John Joseph Madden
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 5.4.73 Barrie, Ontario
|How he arrived: Signed as an undrafted free agent, 6.26.97
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks, 7.1.09
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Madden was another in a long line of hard working players that the Devils have had over the years. Always had a nose
for the puck, no matter what end he was playing in, and never took a shift off.
And he went undrafted, too. Lou Lamoriello found out about Madden when he was scouting his college teammate
Brendan Morrison. Back then, he was a Hobey Baker finalist himself.
Meaning that he had some good offensive production. Just like Jay Pandolfo. And he would evolve into a standout
defensive player... just like Pandolfo.
Put the two together...
Anyway, Madden was a 4-time Selke nominee (winning it once) and is the franchise career leader in shorthanded
Yup. As a defender, he was a magnet to the puck.
That season in Chicago was his only one, but he did help them win the Cup for the first time in nearly 50 years. He
also had one-year pops with Minnesota and Florida to finish his career.
After his retirement, he joined the Montreal Canadiens as an amateur scout for a season. A year later, he rejoined
the Panthers as an assistant coach under then-interim coach Peter Horachek. He would he retained when Gerard
Gallant became the permanent coach, and stayed there until 2016.
At which time he got his first head coaching job, taking over the Cleveland (formerly Lake Erie) Monsters of the
AHL. That's a lot of expectations, taking over a team defending a championship.
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise