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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

The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series