Madden signs one-year deal with Blackhawks Staff

7/1/2009 9:12:37 PM

Former New Jersey Devils' checking centreman John Madden agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

The longtime Devil was been with New Jersey since the 1989-99 campaign. Last season, the Barrie, Ontario native had seven goals and 16 assists with a minus- 7 rating in 76 games played.

In 712 career NHL games, Madden has 140 goals and 157 assists with a plus- 35.