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John Madden | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/4/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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The Florida Panthers plan to keep assistant coach John Madden.
That's despite the fact that they changed head coaches from Peter Horachek to Gerard Gallant. Brian Skrudland, another holdover from Horachek's staff, might also serve under Gallant. Jun 29 - 10:44 AM

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John Madden has been added to Montreal's amateur player recruitment group.

His work will entail scouting and evaluating free agent players at the US college level. Madden appeared in 31 games with the Florida Panthers last season and 898 contests over his 13-year career.
Source: TSN.ca
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 03:38:00 PM

John Madden will undergo nasal surgery after he collided with teammate Tomas Kopecky during the first period of Game 7 last Thursday.

He sustained lacerations under and above his right eye, which was also bruised badly, and required stitches in his nose. Despite all that he remained in the game and hopes to play again next year in the NHL, even if it isn't with the Florida Panthers. The soon to be 39-year-old center will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 07:03:00 AM

John Madden won just three of 12 faceoffs on Thursday.

Madden has won just 37.8% of his faceoffs in four playoff games. He was brought on primarily to provide a veteran presence and help defensively, so it really eats into his value when he does so poorly on the draw.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 10:25:00 AM

John Madden scored a goal in a 3-2 shootout victory.

Mikael Samuelsson netted a power-play goal at 17:15 of the first period. Tomas Fleischmann, Stephen Weiss, Ed Jovanovski, and Erik Gudbranson each assisted on one of Florida's two goals in regulation.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012 10:50:00 PM

John Madden netted his first goal as a member of the Florida Panthers on Thursday.

The Panthers inked Madden to a one-year deal in January. He now has a point in 20 games in 2011-12.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 10:45:00 AM

John Madden was back in Florida's lineup on Tuesday night after being sidelined since Feb. 15 with a lower-body ailment.

He collected two minutes in penalties and a minus-1 rating in 12:40 ice time. Madden has no points in 16 games with the Panthers this season.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 02:17:00 AM

John Madden will miss the next two weeks due to a lower body injury.

Madden didn't participate in Friday's game due to the ailment. He has no points and a minus-three rating in 15 contests this season.
Sat, Feb 18, 2012 10:25:00 AM

John Madden made a very favourable first impression with the Panthers' coaching staff in Friday night's loss to his former team, the Devils.

Panthers' assistant coach Gord Murphy praised Madden's leadership and conditioning after the contest. "He’s a veteran player who has won [Madden has three Stanley Cup championship rings]. You see his intelligence on the ice. He manages the game well and plays his position well. He looks like he’s in midseason form." That said, Madden has no fantasy value as he will toil on the Cats' third or fourth line.
Sun, Jan 8, 2012 09:15:00 AM

John Madden logged 12:18 minutes in his Panthers debut on Friday.

We figure that will be about par for the course for Madden this season. He's a solid bottom-six forward, but he has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Sat, Jan 7, 2012 10:38:00 AM

John Madden will make his Panthers' debut on Friday against the New Jersey Devils.

There was some speculation that Madden, who was signed on Wednesday, will be sent to the minors on a conditioning stint. Instead, Madden will get a chance to play against the team he's played with for the first 10 seasons of his NHL career.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 06:39:00 PM

It's not clear what the Panthers' immediate plans are with John Madden.

Madden signed with Florida on Wednesday, but he was a healthy scratch Thursday. The Panthers probably wanted to give him more time to adjust to their system and shake off the rust after not playing all season. It's also worth noting that Florida already had Marcel Goc and Mikael Samuelsson returning on Thursday, so it would make sense if they wanted to spread out the returns and Madden's debut. That being said, Madden might still be in the press box on Friday and Panthers coach Kevin Dineen thinks it's possible that Madden might report to the AHL for a conditioning stint.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 10:31:00 AM

John Madden will not make his Panthers' debut on Thursday.

Madden will get more time to practice with Florida. He agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 03:02:00 PM

John Madden has signed a one-year deal with Florida.

Madden will provide depth to a team that's been battered by injuries, as well as veteran leadership as they attempt to hold onto the Southeast Division lead in the second half. Madden had 12 goals and 25 points in 76 games with the Minnesota Wild last season.
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 01:11:00 PM

John Madden could be signed by the Florida Panthers by Monday.

The process could be derailed if Madden's physical doesn't live up to the Panthers' expectations. Madden would offer some depth and injury relief for the Panthers, as well as provide some veteran leadership as the Florida Panthers seem poised to make the playoffs for the first time since 2000. Madden had 12 goals and 25 points in 76 games with the Minnesota Wild last season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2011 10:27:00 AM

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