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John Madden added to Habs' staff

Tuesday, 09.04.2012 / 2:43 PM / News

NHL.com

The Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday hired former NHL forward John Madden to their amateur player recruitment group.

Madden will be responsible for the scouting and evaluation of free agent players at the U.S. collegiate level.

Madden, 39, played 898 career games spanning 13 NHL seasons, totaling 165 goals and 348 points. He earned the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the League's top defensive-forward in 2001, while finishing as a finalist for the award in 2003 and '04.

He played nine seasons with the New Jersey Devils and was a part of their Stanley Cup championships in 2000 and 2003. He joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 and helped lead the team to the 2010 Stanley Cup.

Madden spent the 2010-11 season with the Minnesota Wild before appearing in 31 games for the Florida Panthers last season.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild