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Matt Cullen
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: November 2, 1976  (AGE 39)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: ANA / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (35th overall)
Cullen has now scored goals for 7 different NHL teams in his 18-year career. Leads PIT with a 55.5% (121-97) FO winning percentage as of Nov. 28. Skated a season high 14:38 and won 8-of-8 faceoffs in 4-3 OT win on Nov. 25 vs. StL. Leads all PIT forwards averaging 2:50 of SH/TOI per game as of Nov. 24. Cullen's career high for SH/TOI in a season came in 2006-07 with NYR (2:42). Doubled his season point total to 4 (1G-3A) with first goal as a Penguin and an assist on Oct. 31 at TOR. Assisted on Chris Kunitz's opening goal on Oct. 24 at NSH. Registered his first point as a Penguin on Oct. 15 vs. OTT. Cullen had the primary assist on Daniel Sprong's first NHL goal. Made his PIT debut on Oct. 8 at DAL. Skated in 4 preseason games and finished with 2 shots for PIT. Career Info: Highs: G: 3 A: 4 P: 4 SHOOTOUT NUMBERS w/PIT: 0 G, 0 Att, 0.0 Pct REGULAR-SEASON NUMBERS w/PIT: 22GP 1G-4A-5PTS PPG: 53 SHG: 14
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1997) Traded to Florida by Anaheim with Pavel Trnka and Anaheim's 4th round choice (James Pemberton) in 2003 Entry Draft for Sandis Ozolinsh and Lance Ward, January 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Cortina (Italy), September 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2006. Traded to Carolina by NY Rangers for Andrew Hutchinson, Joe Barnes and Carolina's 3rd round choice (Evgeny Grachev) in 2008 Entry Draft, July 17, 2007. Traded to Ottawa by Carolina for Alexandre Picard and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Martin Marincin) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 12, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 6, 2015.
Quote of the Day

It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
World Cup of Hockey 2016