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Wild sign Matt Cullen to 3-year contract @NHL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -The Minnesota Wild have signed center Matt Cullen to a three-year contract.

The team announced the deal on Thursday night. Cullen, who won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, finished last season with the Ottawa Senators. The 33-year-old forward is a native of Minnesota who played at Moorhead High School and St. Cloud State University.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Cullen joins his sixth NHL team, bringing 169 goals and 292 assists in 880 games.

Last season, Cullen had 16 goals and 32 assists in 81 games for Carolina and Ottawa. He was traded in February and added three goals and five assists in six playoff games.

Cullen won 51 percent of his faceoffs last season and will give the Wild a clear upgrade at a position of need, behind captain Mikko Koivu.

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