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John Madden
John Madden
Number: 11
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: May 4, 1973
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, June 26, 1997.
LAST SEASON: Completed his eighth NHL season/tenth season as a pro/with organization... Played in 80 of 82 games; has averaged 79 games played over NHL career... Received his fourth nomination for Frank J. Selke Trophy as league’s outstanding defensive forward; finished second in voting (P. Datsyuk, Det.)... Reached the 20-goal mark for second time (23, 2000-01); matched career high with 23 assists (‘03-04),
while establishing a new career high with 43 points (41, ‘02-03)... Totals included ten multiple-point games overall, including season-high 1g-3a-4pts October 31 vs. Tampa Bay; 3a were a career high... Recorded 2g-1a-3pts December 16 vs. Philadelphia, including shorthanded goal... Posted two 2g games: January 20 vs. Toronto and first points of season October 6 at Florida... Had three 1g-1a-2pt efforts: December 2 vs. Atlanta, October 17 at Pittsburgh, and October 13 at Atlanta... Also recorded two two-assist games: February 6 at Buffalo and February 2 vs. Los Angeles... Appeared in his 600th NHL game January 12 at Buffalo... Had season-high four-game point-scoring streak February 18-24 (3g-1a-4pts)... Recorded two 3-game point-scoring streaks: February 2-6 (5a) and November 23-28 (4a)... Also had points in back-to-back games three times: March 13-15 (1g-1a-2pts), October 31-November 2 (2g-3a-5pts) and October 13-17 (2g-2a-4pts)... Posted first career overtime goal February 24 at Washington and 16th career SHG February 23 vs. NY Islanders to extend own franchise record... Missed 2 games January 16-18 with ankle laceration... Finished 0-2 in shootouts... Total career games played is first all-time among New Jersey’s free agent acquisitions; is plus-44 since the start of 1999-00... Added 2g-1a-3pts in five post-season contests, including first career playoff OT tally in game three of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at NY Rangers.


2006-07: Appeared in 74 of 82 games; missed seven games March 15-28 with slight groin injury, and February 14 match vs. Montreal after taking a puck to the face February 11 vs. Tampa Bay…Each of his last seven points had been scored at the Meadowlands…Recorded game-winning goal February 17 at NY Islanders for first game winner since November 25, 2003…Posted season-high 2g-1a-3pts October 12 vs. Toronto; also recorded two goals April 8 vs. NY Islanders, as well as two assists April 1 vs. Boston and December 9 at Boston…Had points in back-to-back games five times, most recently April 1- 3 (1g-2a-3pts)…Appeared in his 500th NHL game November 17 vs. Ottawa; posted his 100th career assist October 18 at Pittsburgh…Led Devils with three game-determining goals: April 3 vs. Ottawa, November 7 vs. Carolina and October 12 vs. Toronto; was 4-6 in shootouts overall…Career games played total is first all-time among New Jersey’s free agent acquisitions; 398 appearances over a five-season span and 478 matches over six seasons are tops among Devils’ forwards…Is plus-43 since the start of 1999-00…Appeared in his 100th career playoff contest during game five of Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Ottawa.

Was one of five Devils’ forwards and one of six overall to appear in all 82 games; played in every game for first time since 2001-02…Had 16g-20a-36pts overall; recorded 23 of the 36 points on the road and 27 of 36pts outside of the division…Recorded points in season-high four straight games March 28-April 2 (3g-1a-4pts) to match career high; also matched career high with goals in three straight March 28- April 1 (3g)…Milestones included his 100th career goal April 1 at Philadelphia; extended his own franchise record with his 13th career shorthanded goal March 28 at Ottawa…Power play assist February 7 marked his first/only PP point of the season… Added 4g-1a-5pts in nine post-season games, including three goals in game two of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. NY Rangers…Contest included NHL record-tying two shorthanded goals for fifth hat trick in New Jersey playoff history…Four career post-season shorthanded efforts are tied for the most (B. Rolston) in franchise history…

2004-05: Appeared in 3 games with HIFK Helsinki (Fin.) for only action of 2004-05 season…

Received his third nomination for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the league’s outstanding defensive forward; finished second in voting (K. Draper, Det.) for second straight year…Posted a career-high 23 assists and 210 shots overall…Established Devils’ record with his 12th career SHG March 20 at Montreal (D. Brown & S. Richer, 11) for his first shorthanded effort since March 11, 2003…Appeared in the 400th game of his NHL career in April 4 season-finale vs. Boston…Missed 2 games December 12-13 with lacerations to the face/cheek area…

Completed fourth NHL season with his second nomination for the Selke Trophy…Appeared in 80 of 82 games while registering a career-high 41pts…Missed two contests March 27-28 with slight groin strain; appeared in team-high 189 straight games starting January 31, 2001 prior to injury…Posted his franchise record-tying 11th career SHG March 11 vs. Atlanta…Recorded 3g-1a-4pts February 5 at Washington for his second career hat trick – and his first natural three-goal game…Game represented the fifth of six natural tricks in Devils’ history; was New Jersey’s first player to accomplish feat on the road…Played in his 300th game February 21 vs. Boston…Assist November 21 vs. the NY Rangers was his 100th lifetime point…Led New Jersey with 2g-2a-4pts while shorthanded…Finished third on club in playoff scoring with 6g- 10a-16pts…Total included assist on J. Friesen’s series-clinching goal in game 7 of the ECF at Ottawa; also posted New Jersey’s lone shorthanded tally of post-season in game 4…Tied Devils’ record (J. MacLean, B. Rafalski & Richer) for scoring in a five-game series with 2g-6a-8pts in ECQF vs. Boston…

Completed campaign having played in 114 straight games…Was one of just two players in New Jersey’s lineup (S. Stevens), and only forward to appear in all 82 games…Appeared in his 200th NHL contest January 9 vs. Calgary…Continued to see extensive penalty killing action despite not posting any shorthanded goals for first time in three-season NHL career…

2000-01: In just his second NHL season, was named recipient of Selke Trophy as league’s top defensive forward; edged out Colorado’s J. Sakic and Dallas’ M. Modano…Posted career highs with 23g and plus-24 mark…Posted career-high 4g-1a-5pts in +5 effort October 28 at Pittsburgh for first career hat trick, marking first time since January 14, 1922 that two teammates (R. McKay) had fourgoal outings (O. & S. Cleghorn, Mtl.)…Added 4g-3a-7pts in post-season to match his point-total from 2000…

1999-00: Recipient of Devils’ Unsung Hero Award as voted by his teammates during his first full NHL season…Six SHG led the league and tied the then-NHL rookie record (G. Minor, Van., ’80- 81)…Unsuccessful on his first career penalty shot attempt February 29 at Nashville (M. Dunham)…Missed game November 9 due to the birth of his first child…Posted 3g-4a- 7pts in post-season, including crucial game-winning goal in third period of game 5 of ECSF at Toronto and shorthanded/game-winning goal in third period of game 4 of SCF at Dallas…Missed 3 games of ECF vs. Philadelphia with right knee injury suffered in game 2…

Led Albany (AHL) with 60a, 98pts and 334 shots in 75 games…Was third in AHL in scoring, fourth in goals (38), third in assists, third in game-winning goals (8), second in shorthanded goals (6) and first in shots…Made his NHL debut January 6 at NY Rangers; posted his first career NHL point with assist January 18 at San Jose…Represented Canada at AHL All- Star Classic in Philadelphia and had 1g…Posted 24g-34a-58pts during 34-game AHL span February 6-April 16; stretch included season- high 15-game point streak March 20-April 16 (10g-16a-26pts)…Posted team-record 2g-3a-5pts March 17 vs. Hartford…

After signing with the Devils as an amateur free agent June 26, 1997, attended his first pro training camp…Spent entire first season as a pro in AHL; totals show 20g-36a-56pts and 40 penalty minutes in 74 games…Was one of six River Rats with 20-plus goals and one of five with 30+ assists; 56pts was fourth highest on club…Was winner of the K & K Player of the Year Award for the league’s top plus/minus (+35)…Led River Rats with 3g-13a-16pts and +8 mark in 13 post-season games…

Four-season collegiate totals at U. Michigan show 80g-100a-180pts and 123 PIM in 160 career games played…Holds the school/NCAA record for most career shorthanded goals with 23; led the nation with eight in 1996-97 and ten in ’95-96…Finished third on the Wolverines in scoring during his senior season in 1996-97 with 26g-37a-63pts and 56 PIM in 42 games played…Was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, named Titan West First All-American Team, to the CCHA First All-Star Team and the league’s best defensive forward that season…A member of Michigan’s 1995-96 NCAA National Championship team…A member of the CCHA All-Tournament Team and was named the tourney’s MVP in 1995-96…Honored as Michigan’s most improved player in 1994-95.

John and his wife, Lauren, were married in July ’98…The couple has a son, eight-year-old John Tyler, and a daughter, five-year- old Reese…Enjoys playing hockey with Tyler on days off…Was enrolled in division of kinesiology at Michigan; majored in both sports management and communications…Lists Eminem and D-12 as his favorite musical acts…Lists L. Armstrong’s It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life as his favorite book…John’s first job was as a gas station attendant…Wishes to coach at the college level upon the conclusion of NHL career.