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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 ET / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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