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Madden seeking a second Selke

NHL Awards Show set for Thursday, June 12 in Toronto

Thursday, 06.12.2008 / 10:04 AM / Features
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Madden seeking a second Selke

Madden can win his second Selke Trophy at the NHL Awards Show Thursday night in Toronto.

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newjerseydevils.com – Between his formidable faceoff talents and his special-teams play, John Madden is one of the Devils' best checkers. At the NHL Awards Show Thursday night in Toronto, he stands a chance of once again earning the NHL's top honors for defensive forwards.

Madden is a finalist for this year's Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded annually "to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game." The eight-year veteran has been nominated for the award four times, winning it in just his second season (2001).

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Madden led Devils forwards in shorthanded goals (three) and average shorthanded minutes per game (3:35). He ranked seventh among NHL forwards in faceoffs taken with 1,463 and posted a 53.7% faceoff winning percentage. The 5-11, 190-lb. center was a core component of a Devils team that posted the top defensive record in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the NHL overall.

A native of Barrie, Ontario, Madden faces tough competition for the 2008 Selke from Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who round out this year's nominees.

Never drafted, Madden signed with the Devils on June 26, 1997, after four seasons at Michigan (CCHA).

He registered 16 goals and nine assists in his first full year as a Devil ('99-00), then broke through for 23 goals and 15 assists and a plus-24 rating – all career highs – in his sophomore campaign.

Madden amassed seven multipoint games in '00-01, including a five-point, plus-five night (4g-1a) that featured a club season-high 10 shots on goal against Pittsburgh on Oct. 28.

After scoring a league-high six shorthanded tallies in his first year, Madden added three more in '00-01.

Just two seasons into his career, he had risen to fifth on the Devils' all-time shorthanded goal list, logging extensive penalty-killing duties alongside linemate Jay Pandolfo.

Madden's career mark of 16 shorthanded goals is a franchise record, five ahead of Doug Brown and Stephane Richer (tie) in second place.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 28 9 11 0 20
J. Jagr 34 5 15 -11 20
M. Zidlicky 35 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 33 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 28 4 6 2 10
A. Greene 35 0 9 -3 9
T. Zajac 27 4 4 -6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 16 3 .915 2.57