NEWS: Chicago Blackhawks Sign Center John Madden

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IJuly 2, 2009

RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 26: John Madden #11 of the the New Jersey Devils skates out on the ice from the bench in the first period of Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes on April 26, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Various media outlets are now reporting that the Chicago Blackhawks have now agreed to terms with center John Madden on the heels of adding Marian Hossa earlier on Wednesday.

Madden reportedly signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract.

Formerly of the New Jersey Devils, Madden scored 23 points last year and figures to replace Sami Pahlsson as the Hawks' third center. He has two Stanley Cup championship rings to his credit.