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Matt Cullen | Center | #7

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (41) / 11/2/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 2 (35) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Cullen isn't sure if he'll retire this summer.
Cullen spoke about it following the Wild's exit from the playoffs in Game 5, but that wasn't where his mind was at. "I don’t know," Cullen said. "My only thought here the last while was getting it back home for Game 6. So to be honest, I don’t have an answer right now." Cullen is 41-years-old and will celebrate his birthday on Nov. 6th. If he does decide to retire, he'll be ending a career that's spanned 1,445 games and has included three Stanley Cup championships. Apr 22 - 10:28 AM

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Matt Cullen admitted that the Minnesota Wild could have given more during their first-round series against the Winnipeg Jets.

The Wild were bounced in five games. This is the third year in a row that they have bowed out in the opening round. "Obviously with our backs against the wall, I think we all expected more and hoped for more," Cullen said. "I think if we could do it all over again, every guy would like to give more." Game 5 could have been the final one of Cullen's lengthy career.
Apr 21 - 10:30 AM

Matt Cullen scored a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in Game 1 of the postseason.

The Wild went into the third period trailing 1-0, but they managed to get goals from Cullen and Zach Parise before the four-minute mark of the frame. Unfortunately for the Wild, they allowed Patrik Laine (2-2) and Joe Morrow (3-2) to score the game-tying and go-ahead goals for Winnipeg. The Wild now trail the best-of-seven series 1-0. Game 2 will be played in Winnipeg on Friday night.
Apr 11 - 10:47 PM

Matt Cullen scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

Tyler Ennis sent a nice feed to Cullen who made a beautiful backhand move to beat the Canucks goaltender for his 10th goal of the year. The 41-year-old Cullen has picked up three points in his last two games, bringing him to 20 points in 66 games with Minnesota. Zach Parise, Eric Staal, Charlie Coyle and Marcus Foligno also scored in the win.
Mar 10 - 12:58 AM

Matt Cullen (undisclosed) will play in Saturday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Cullen missed practice on Friday and it was unclear if he was going to suit up this afternoon. The veteran has five goals and 13 points in 55 games this season. He'll skate on the fourth line with Marcus Foligno and Daniel Winnik.
Feb 17 - 1:42 PM

Matt Cullen didn't take part in the Wild's practice on Friday morning.

Cullen had to take a maintenance day and it's unclear if he'll be available for Saturday's matinee against the Anaheim Ducks. Chris Stewart will take his spot in the lineup if he can't go. Cullen has five goals and 13 points in 55 games this season.
Feb 17 - 9:44 AM

Matt Cullen scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Cullen's goal gave the Wild a 2-0 lead in the second period. He then helped set up Mike Reilly's tally, which made it 3-0 for Minnesota at that point. Unfortunately for them, it was all downhill from there, as they allowed the Coyotes to force overtime. In the extra frame, it was rookie Clayton Keller that sank the Wild. Cullen, who was a healthy scratch just two games ago, finished the night with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 15:15 of ice time. The 41-year-old is up to five goals and 13 points in 52 games.
Feb 8 - 11:50 PM

Matt Cullen is now the oldest player in the NHL.

Jaromir Jagr used to hold that title, but the Calgary Flames transferred him to the Czech Republic. Cullen celebrated his 41st birthday on Nov. 2. "It’s been mentioned a few times (around the locker room)," Cullen said. "I saw that coming when I started seeing the news. I was like, ‘Oh, boy. Here we go.’" Cullen is still a solid bottom-six forward, but he's not a factor in fantasy leagues. He has four goals and 11 points in 50 games this season.
Feb 4 - 4:48 AM

Matt Cullen will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Cullen will be replaced by Chris Stewart, who has been scratched lately. The 41-year-old has four goals and seven assists in 50 games this season. It's the second time he's beed made a healthy scratch this season. Gustav Oloffson will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 3 - 7:48 PM

Matt Cullen tallied a pair of goals in a 5-1 win over Florida on Tuesday night.

Cullen scored the first two markers of the contest, with one coming late in the first period and the other early in the second. He doubled his goal output to four on the year in the process. Cullen has chipped in just 10 points in 39 contests this campaign, but he is only one away from 700 for his career.
Jan 3 - 9:29 AM

Matt Cullen found the back of the net in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Calgary Flames.

This was Cullen's first tally since Nov. 2. Cullen opened the scoring at the 17:24 mark of the first period. The veteran now has two goals and seven points in 29 games this season. He has absolutely no fantasy value going forward. Chris Stewart and Mikael Granlund added the goals in the shootout to give the Wild the victory.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:12:00 PM

Matt Cullen posted an assist with a plus-2 rating and a hit in Tuesday's 5-2 loss in Los Angeles.

It has been a trying season for the Minnesota native, as he has just two helpers over the past 16 contests. At least he was effective in the faceoff circle on Tuesday, winning four of his seven chances in 16 shifts. The veteran is in the twilight of his career and no longer worth fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of pools.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 03:23:00 AM

Matt Cullen scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Cullen opened the scoring at the 4:46 mark of the opening period and he assisted the primary assist on Tyler Ennis' goal before the end of the frame. It's an impressive performance for a guy who turned 41 today. Cullen has one goal and three assists in 11 games this season. He doesn't need to be owned in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 11:59:00 PM

Matt Cullen and Daniel Winnik are projected to rotate in on the third line again Thursday night.

Minnesota has 11 healthy forwards because of injuries to Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund. Joel Eriksson Ek, Tyler Ennis and Chris Stewart form the third unit, but Cullen and Winnik have been filling when needed. "In a perfect world, would we like 12 (forwards) and 6 (defensemen)? Yeah," said coach Bruce Boudreau. " ... I don't think it will happen all season long. Usually things work their way out."
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 09:56:00 AM

Matt Cullen is expected to suit up in Minnesota's final preseason game.

Cullen missed five of Minnesota's first six preseason games, but it sounds like he'll be available for Saturday's game against Dallas. The 40-year-old had 13 goals and 31 points in 72 games with Pittsburgh last season. Cullen won't have any value in most fantasy leagues.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
5Kyle Rau
LW1Jason Zucker
2Zach Parise
3Jordan Greenway
4Marcus Foligno
5Tyler Ennis
RW1Mikael Granlund
2Nino Niederreiter
3Charlie Coyle
4Daniel Winnik
5Zack Mitchell
6Luke Kunin
7Kurtis Gabriel
8Justin Kloos
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Nick Seeler
6Nate Prosser
7Ryan Murphy
8Louis Belpedio
9Gustav Olofsson
10Carson Soucy
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock
3Niklas Svedberg