The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with veteran center Matt Cullen on a one-year contract for $800,000, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Cullen, 38, is a 17-year NHL veteran who played the past two seasons with the Nashville Predators. He played under Rutherford for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2005-06 and again from 2007-10, helping the Canes win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of Virginia, MN also has skated for Anaheim, Florida, the New York Rangers, Ottawa and Minnesota in an NHL career that began in 1997.
Cullen has played 1,212 NHL games, recording 219 goals and 407 assists for 626 points with 508 penalty minutes. He represented the United States at the 2006 Olympics and at the 1999, 2003 and 2004 World Championships.
He played college hockey at St. Cloud State.