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Wild sign Matt Cullen to 3-year contract

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -The Minnesota Wild have signed center Matt Cullen and left wing Eric Nystrom to three-year contracts.

The team announced the deals on Thursday night. Cullen, who won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006, finished last season with Ottawa. 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.

Nystrom had a career-high 11 goals and eight assists in 82 games last season for Calgary.

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