The Canadiens are clearly not going to let any aspect of hockey go unobserved or undocumented.

John Madden – Won 2001 Frank Selke Trophy

Today they added John Madden to their amateur scouting and recruitment staff.  Madden will be responsible for evaluating undrafted free agent players coming out of the US college ranks.

Madden played thirteen seasons in the NHL and was noted as one of the league’s best defensive forwards.   Along the way he was part of three Stanley Cup winning teams,  twice with the New Jersey Devils and with the 2009Chicago Blackhawks.

Madden becomes the eightth addition to the Canadiens player development and scouting department since Marc Bergevin took over as general manager on May 2nd including Rick Dudley and Scott Mellanby in the front office, Martin Lapointe and Patrice Brisebois in player development and scouts Madden, Mark Mowers, Donald Audette and Bobby Kinsella.