Years Played: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
National Championship: 1996
John Madden, originally from Barrie, Ontario, played for the Barrie Colts prior to entering the University of Michigan. While with the Colts, he set a team record for assists and points.
He played in 160 games during his four years at Michigan, during which he earned 180 points, placing him nineteenth in all-time points at Michigan. He ranks twenty-third in all-time goals with eighty goals and seventeenth in all-time assists. He ranks fifteenth in career game-winning goals with twelve goals and holds the NCAA record for career shorthanded goals with twenty-three, as well as the single-season record of ten shorthanded goals, which he scored in the 1996 season. In 1995, he won the Alton D. Simms Trophy for the Most Improved Player.
John Madden played in the National Hockey League from 1998 to 2012. During his time in the National Hockey League, he played for the New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, and Florida Panthers. He won three Stanley Cups, winning with the New Jersey Devils in 2000 and 2003, and the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. He also won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2001, presented to the NHL’s best defensive forward.
After retiring from playing in 2012, John Madden held a job working in amateur recruitment for the Montreal Canadiens organization before accepting a position as Assistant Coach of the Florida Panthers in 2013. In 2016, he was named the Head Coach of the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.
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