|Center John Madden hoists the Stanley Cup after Chicago's victory in Game Six in 2010 against the Philadelphia Flyers (Getty Images)
SUNRISE, Fla. Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with C John Madden
“John is a veteran player who brings to our team a wealth of playing experience having won two Stanley Cups with New Jersey and one with Chicago,” said Tallon. “He is a hard working and responsible forward who plays well at both ends of the ice and is excellent on face-offs.
Madden, 38, a three-time Stanley Cup Champion (2010, 2003 & 2000) has appeared in 867 National Hockey League games with New Jersey (1998-2009), Chicago (2009-10) and Minnesota (2010-11), registering 345 points (162-183-345) and 215 PIM. He appeared in the postseason for 10 consecutive NHL seasons (1999-2010), playing in 134 playoff contests with New Jersey and Chicago, scoring 21 goals with 22 assists.
The Barrie, Ontario native has won 50.9% of the face-offs he has taken throughout his 12-year playing career. Madden won the Frank J. Selke award in 2001, given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. Prior to turning pro, Madden played four years of college hockey at the University of Michigan (1993-97), earning a national championship with the Wolverines in 1996.