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MATT CULLEN    USA

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BIRTHYEAR 1976-11-02 BIRTHPLACEVirginia, MN, USA
AGE 40 NATION USA
POSITION C SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 91 kg / 201 lbs
CONTRACT 16/17
NHL DRAFT 1996 round 2 #35 overall by Anaheim Ducks
CAP HIT $1,000,000 powered by
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
2-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 2

Grandfather: Barry Cullen
Father: Terry Cullen
Brothers: Joe Cullen & Mark Cullen
Uncle: John Cullen
Grand-Uncles: Brian Cullen & Ray Cullen

© Photo: Dan Hickling

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1993-94 Moorhead High USHS - - --- |            
 1994-95 Moorhead High USHS 28 47 428978 |            
 1995-96 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 39 12 294128 |            
  USA U20 WJC-20 6 3 140 |            
 1996-97 St. Cloud State Univ. NCAA 36 15 304570 |            
  Baltimore Bandits AHL 6 3 367 -4 | Playoffs 3 0 220 -1 
 1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 6 212723 -4 |            
  Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 18 15 12272 12 |            
  USA WC 6 2 13- |            
 1998-99 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 75 11 142547 -12 | Playoffs 4 0 000 -2 
  Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 3 1 238 1 |            
  USA WC 6 1 674 |            
 1999-00 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 80 13 263924 5 |            
 2000-01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 82 10 304038 -23 |            
 2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 79 18 304824 -1 |            
 2002-03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 50 7 142112 -4 |            
  Florida Panthers NHL 30 6 61222 -4 |            
  USA WC 6 1 122 1 |            
 2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 56 6 131924 -2 |            
  USA WC 9 2 464 2 |            
 2004-05 Cortina  Italy 36 27 346158 | Playoffs 18 8 132136  
 2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 25 244940 4 | Playoffs 25 4 141812
  USA OG 0 0 000 |            
 2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 80 16 254152 0 | Playoffs 10 1 346 -2 
 2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 59 13 364932 2 |            
 2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 69 22 214320 11 | Playoffs 18 3 3614
 2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 60 12 284026 0 |            
  Ottawa Senators NHL 21 4 488 -7 | Playoffs 6 3 580 -3 
 2010-11 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 12 273934 -14 |            
 2011-12 Minnesota Wild  NHL 73 14 213524 -10 |            
 2012-13 Minnesota Wild NHL 42 7 202710 9 | Playoffs 5 0 332
 2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 77 10 293932 4 |            
 2014-15 Nashville Predators NHL 62 7 182516 8 | Playoffs 6 1 124 -1 
 2015-16 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 82 16 163220 5 | Playoffs 24 4 268
 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins  NHL 27 7 61312 4 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 27 19 17 36 1.33 17  | 3 0 2 2 0.67 -1 
  Italy: 36 27 34 61 1.69 58  | 18 8 13 21 1.17 36 
  NCAA: 75 27 59 86 1.15 98  |    
  NHL: 1321 242 429 671 0.51 540  -29  | 98 16 31 47 0.48 46  -2 
  OG: 0 0 0 0 - |    
  USHS: 28 47 42 89 3.18 78  |    
  WC: 27 6 12 18 0.67 10  |    
  WJC-20: 6 3 1 4 0.67 |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1995-1996 NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team
1996-1997 NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team
1997-1998 AHL All-Star Game
  AHL Player of the Week (Jan. 11)
2003-2004 World Championship Bronze Medal
2004-2005 Italy Most Goals (27)
  Italy Most Points (61)
2005-2006 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
2015-2016 NHL Stanley Cup Champion
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL All-Star Game 97/98
- AHL Player of the Week 97/98
- Italy Most Goals 04/05
- Italy Most Points 04/05
- NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team 95/96
- NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team 96/97
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 05/06, 15/16
- World Championship Bronze Medal 03/04



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2016-08-17 Extension Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year 
2015-08-06 Confirmed Nashville Predators Pittsburgh Penguins 1 year 
2013-07-05 Confirmed Minnesota Wild Nashville Predators 2 years 
2010-07-02 Confirmed Ottawa Senators Minnesota Wild 3 years 
2010-02-12 Confirmed Carolina Hurricanes Ottawa Senators Traded 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Cortina
Cult/Star player for Baltimore Bandits
Cult/Star player for Moorhead High
Cult/Star player for Carolina Hurricanes
 
Career transactions
- 2016-08-17 • Signed to a one-year contract extension by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 2015-08-06 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Pittsburgh Penguins
- 2013-07-05 • Signed to a two-year contract by the Nashville Predators
- 2010-07-02 • Signed to a three-year contract by the Minnesota Wild
- 2010-02-12 • Traded to the Ottawa Senators for Alexandre R. Picard & a 2010 2nd round pick (later traded to the Edmonton Oilers - Martin Marincin)
- 2007-07-17 • Traded to the Carolina Hurricanes for Andrew Hutchinson, Joe Barnes & a 2008 3rd round pick (Evgeny Grachev)
- 2006-07-01 • Signed to a four-year contract by the New York Rangers
- 2005-08-08 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2004-09-18 • Signed to a lockout contract by Cortina
- 2004-08-05 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Carolina Hurricanes
- 2003-01-30 • Traded to the Florida Panthers with Pavel Trnka & a 2003 4th round pick (James Pemberton)
- 2002-08-03 • Re-signed to a two-year contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 2001-07-31 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
- 1997-04-04 • Signed to an entry-level contract by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim