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John Madden, a three-time Stanley Cup Champion, was named as the head coach of the Cleveland Monsters prior to the start of the team’s 10th anniversary season.

Madden, 43, is replacing Jared Bednar, who left Cleveland last week to become the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche after leading the Monsters to win the Calder Cup Championship.

“John Madden has a winning pedigree, having been a part of three Stanley Cup championships and a collegiate national championship as a player and being a part of the coaching staff that helped the Florida Panthers become one of the NHL’s most-improved clubs over the past three seasons,” said Monsters General Manager Bill Zito on Monday. “He is a smart, energetic young coach who we believe to be the best person to lead our prospects in Cleveland.”

Madden logged 165 goals, 348 points and 219 penalty minutes, along with a +20 rating, in 898 career appearances for the New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild and Florida, spanning 13 NHL seasons from 1998 to 2012.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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