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John Cullen

John Cullen

Center
BIRTHDATE: August 2, 1964
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: Puslinch, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 180 DRAFTED: BUF / 1986 NHL Supplemental Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd overall choice
AwardsSeasons
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 1998-1999
Son of Barry ECAC Rookie of the Year (1984) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1985, 1986) NCAA East Second All-American Team (1986) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1987) IHL First All-Star Team (1988) Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (IHL Rookie of the Year) (1988) (co-winner - Ed Belfour) Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (IHL - Leading Scorer) (1988) James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (IHL MVP) (1988) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1999) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991, 1992) Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, June 21, 1988. Traded to Hartford by Pittsburgh with Jeff Parker and Zarley Zalapski for Ron Francis, Grant Jennings and Ulf Samuelsson, March 4, 1991. Traded to Toronto by Hartford for Toronto's 2nd round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Vlastimil Kroupa) in 1993 Entry Draft, November 24, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 3, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 11, 1995. Missed entire 1997-98 due to treatment and surgery for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Officially announced retirement and named Assistant Coach with Tampa Bay, November 27, 1998.
Quote of the Day

This is a great day for me. This is something I've been thinking about for a long time. This is a great opportunity that the St. Louis Blues organization, (owner) Tom Stillman and Doug Armstrong are giving me and trusting me in doing...This is going to be a great challenge for me.

— Martin Brodeur, after announcing his retirement as an NHL player and becoming a senior adviser with the Blues on Thursday