|John Madden was named assistant coach of Florida on Nov. 8, 2013 after GM Dale Tallon fired head coach Kevin Dineen and assistant coaches Gord Murphy and Craig Ramsay.|
Throughout his 13-year playing career, Madden played for the New Jersey Devils (1998-2004 & 2005-2009), Chicago Blackhawks (2009-2010), Minnesota Wild (2010-2011) and Florida Panthers (2011-2012), earning three Stanley Cup titles (New Jersey 2000 & 2003) and Chicago (2010).
|The Toronto, Ontario, native played in 898 career NHL games, recording 348 points (165-183-348) and 219 PIM. He was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 2001. After his retirement in 2012, Madden spent one year with the Montreal Canadiens (2012-2013) serving on their scouting staff.|