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Matt Cullen
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: November 2, 1976  (AGE 37)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: ANA / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (35th overall)

- His 10th goal of the season on April 12 vs. Chicago was the 600th point of his NHL career.
- Finished the season with 15 points (4g-11a) in 12 games.
- Recorded two four-point games (Nov. 21 at Toronto, 1g-3a; March 21 at Calgary, 1g-3a), the third and fourth times he has achieved the mark in his career.
- The Preds did not lose a game in regulation when Cullen found the back of the net (7-0-2).
- Ranked among the NHL's top faceoff men (sixth, 56.7 percent).
- Recorded his first goal in a Nashville sweater on Oct. 17 against the Kings.  
- Nashville's most veteran skater, having played in 1,150 regular season games since 1997-98.
- His foundation, Cully's Kids, provides financial resources that support children's health care needs, with an emphasis on cancer.
- Titles Won: 2006 Stanley Cup

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.
Quote of the Day

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp