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Matt Cullen | Center | #7

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/2/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 2 (35) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Cullen is projected to play alongside Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel on Saturday.
Typically Carl Hagelin serves in that role, but he's sidelined with a concussion. "We've moved our lines around a lot this year, especially here lately with injuries. I'm not shocked to be on the left side," Cullen said. "I've played a little bit of both. Very comfortable there. I've played quite a bit with Phil. I don't know that I've played a lot with Bones, but I think our styles will complement each other pretty well." Cullen has eight goals and 20 points in 47 games this season. Feb 11 - 6:54 AM

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Matt Cullen will flank Sidney Crosby in his return to the lineup on Friday against the Blue Jackets.

The veteran forward has posted eight goals and 17 points through 43 games this season. He'll likely see an uptick in production in the short-term if he stays on the top line, but we'd utilize him judiciously.
Feb 3 - 6:47 PM

Matt Cullen is on the ice warming up for Friday's match with the Blue Jackets.

Which likely indicates that he's going to play tonight. The veteran forward has posted eight goals and 17 points in 43 games this season.
Feb 3 - 6:35 PM

Matt Cullen (foot) could be ready to play later this week.

Coach Mike Sullivan hasn't ruled out a weekend return for the veteran forward yet. Cullen is happy with his recovery and feels his conditioning is up to game standards. He has been out of action since Jan. 16 with a foot injury.
Feb 1 - 1:33 PM

Matt Cullen is projected to miss three-to-four weeks with a foot injury.

He was seen in a walking boot after he took a shot off the foot against Washington on Monday night.
Jan 17 - 2:25 PM

Matt Cullen has scored a goal in three straight games.

"It's always nice to find your name on the scoresheet and contribute," Cullen said. "It's always nice." The 40-year-old forward has chipped in seven goals and 13 points in 27 games this season. He mostly skates in a defensive role and he has been playing alongside Tom Kuhnhackl and Scott Wilson lately.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:31:00 AM

Matt Cullen scored a goal in the Penguins' 8-5 win over Ottawa on Monday.

This is the second straight game where Cullen has found the back of the net. He has six goals and 12 points in 26 contests this season.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Matt Cullen found himself on the wing with Sidney Crosby Saturday.

There are not too many times that Cullen is a top line player but Saturday was one of them. Cullen got off to an amazing start with nine points in his first 12 games but has only one goal in the last ten contests. He was a minus-one Saturday.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Matt Cullen had a goal and an assist in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-3 overtime loss against the visiting Colorado Avalanche Monday night.

The points were Cullen's first goal and second assist of the season. Phil Kessel opened the scoring for the Pens with his second goal. Trevor Daley notched his first goal.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 12:04:00 AM

Matt Cullen missed practice on Saturday.

The veteran center has an undisclosed injury but there is little concern so early in training camp. The 39-year-old will have little-to-no fantasy value but is a solid fourth line center for the Penguins.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Matt Cullen admitted that the 2016-17 season will probably be his last.

"It will probably be it," Cullen said. "I’ve learned to never say anything 100 percent, but it will very likely be it. I said this last year, and I don’t want to overuse it, but I really feel like it’s a gift. I really do. To be able to play in the league at this point in my career, at my age, but more important to play in a place that I love playing and my family absolutely loves, I feel very fortunate to be able to do that. To see it work out today and sign it, to be able to play likely my final year here in Pittsburgh, I’m really thankful. I’m so happy it’s going to work out." The 38-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Penguins on Wednesday.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 08:31:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed Matt Cullen to a one-year, $1 million deal.

Cullen will be returning for his 20th NHL season. The 39-year-old was part of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cup championship team last season. The veteran scored 16 goals and 16 assists in 82 games last season, and added six points in 24 playoff games. Cullen also won an impressive 55.7 percent of his draws and led the team in shorthanded points with six.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Veteran Matt Cullen wants to return for another year in the NHL.

While Cullen would love to come back and play for the Penguins in the same role that helped Pittsburgh win the Stanley Cup, there may not be enough room under the salary cap for Cullen’s salary. The Wild are apparently also interested in Cullen’s services and that would be a homecoming for the Minnesota native. "Once it's gone, it's gone. If you retire, if you quit, if you do whatever, six months down the road, you're not going to be able to say, ‘Oh, I'm going to play again.' You're done," assistant GM Bill Guerin said. "I'm so happy he's decided to play. It was the right choice because he's got a lot of gas left in the tank."
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 09:16:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins are still interested in signing UFA Matt Cullen.

Cullen was a vital piece in the Penguins march to the Stanley Cup but do not want to become involved in a bidding war for the veteran center. The 39-year-old had 15 goals and 32 points in 82 games and chipped in with six more points in 24 playoff games. Cullen loves it in Pittsburgh and while he could retire, he likely will get a deal done with the Penguins in the near future. He has no real fantasy value.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 10:54:00 AM

Matt Cullen wants to re-sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"It was a pretty special place for me, and it was a great fit for me and my family," Cullen said. "I would really like for it to work out there." There was some speculation that Cullen might retire, but he's decided to extend his career for another season. It wouldn't be surprising if Cullen and the Penguins found a common ground.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 06:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Jake Guentzel
6Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Conor Sheary
4Eric Fehr
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Bryan Rust
4Tom Kuhnhackl
5Carter Rowney
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Trevor Daley
4Ron Hainsey
5Olli Maatta
6Ian Cole
7Steven Oleksy
8Brian Dumoulin
9Chad Ruhwedel
10Cameron Gaunce
G1Matt Murray
2Marc-Andre Fleury