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Matt Cullen

37-Year-Old Center – Nashville Predators

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

After laying dormant for most of the season, Cullen came alive down the stretch with four goals and 11 assists in his last 12 games, allowing him to post a respectable 39 points. Otherwise, it was a forgettable campaign for Cullen -- his first in a Preds uniform -- after he...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 200   DOB: 11/2/1976   BORN: Virginia, Minnesota   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #35 Overall in 1996   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $7 million contract with Nashville in July 2013.

October 29, 2014  –  Matt Cullen News

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Cullen (lower body) will skate on a line with Craig Smith and Derek Roy in Wednesday's game against the Oilers, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

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Matt Cullen NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 28 78 25 24 49 4 40 214 11.7 5 0 8 0 8
2006-07 29 80 16 25 41 0 52 217 7.4 2 3 2 0 2
2007-08 30 59 13 36 49 2 32 137 9.5 1 0 8 0 8
2008-09 31 69 22 21 43 11 20 139 15.8 2 2 16:40 4 3 7 1:58 41 42
2009-10 32 81 16 32 48 -7 34 195 8.2 2 2 18:45 2 9 11 3:33 75 48
2010-11 33 NHL MIN 78 12 27 39 -14 34 150 8.0 2 4 18:02 5 16 21 3:07 39 36
2011-12 34 NHL MIN 73 14 21 35 -10 24 164 8.5 0 0 18:56 4 5 9 2:41 46 39
2012-13 35 NHL MIN 42 7 20 27 9 10 79 8.9 0 0 15:53 0 4 4 2:14 18 18
2013-14 36 NHL NSH 77 10 29 39 4 32 134 7.5 2 0 15:30 1 8 9 2:14 18 22
2014-15 37 NHL NSH 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:18 0 0 0 1:03 0 1
2014-15 Proj 37 NHL NSH 76 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Matt Cullen

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matt Cullen was on the ice for 15:18.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Matt Cullen was on the ice for 1:03 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 15:53 2:14
2013-14 15:30 2:14
2014-15 15:18 1:03

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Matt Cullen 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 29 at EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 15:18 1:03
Oct 25 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 23 CHI Did Not Play
Oct 21 ARI Did Not Play
Oct 18 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct 17 at WPG Did Not Play
Oct 14 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 11 DAL Did Not Play
Oct 9 OTT Did Not Play

Matt Cullen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cullen (lower body) was activated from injured reserve for Wednesday's game against the Oilers.

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Cullen (lower body) isn't expected to return Tuesday against the Coyotes, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

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Cullen (lower body) took part in practice Tuesday and is now considered day-to-day, according to the Predators' official website.

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Cullen (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

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Cullen (lower body) is skating outside of team practices, according to The Tennessean.

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Cullen is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

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Cullen collected three assists in Friday's win over the Ducks.

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Cullen scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Avs.

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Cullen scored a goal and assisted on three more during the Predators' 6-5 win over the Flames on Friday.

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Cullen (lower body) is listed in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Penguins.

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Cullen, who is dealing with a lower-body injury, was present for Tuesday's morning skate, John Glennon of the Tennessean reports.

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Cullen (upper body) scored a goal and recorded 15:49 TOI in Thursday's victory over the Lightning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Cullen, who signed a two-year, $7 million deal with Nashville in July, had seven goals this past year with Minnesota after averaging 12 goals the previous three seasons. At 36 years old, Cullen's best days are probably behind him. But he's still a very versatile forward who should be a valuable addition to the Preds' dismal power play. He is expected to open the season as the Preds' third-line center, behind Mike Fisher and David Legwand.

2012-13

Cullen will turn 36 in November and hasn't been much of a scoring threat since his arrival in Minnesota, posting consecutive seasons of 39 and 35 points while averaging 13 goals. Cullen is used in a variety of situations, including at the faceoff dot, but the influx of good, young talent in the land of lakes will likely reduce his opportunities for offense. He's on the downside of a solid career and he’s more valuable to the Wild than on your roster.

2011-12

Special teams is the name of the game for Cullen. Last season more than half of his 39 points were crafted on the man advantage, and the veteran journeyman had four shorthanded goals to boot. He was also able to reach the impressive milestone of 500 career points (181 G, 319 A) through 958 games. Fantasy owners won't appreciate his week-to-week inconsistency, but Cullen has finished in or around the 40-point range for six consecutive seasons. That makes him a safe third-or-fourth fantasy forward in most league types.

2010-11

Cullen should help fill a void for the Wild who've lacked a veteran center the past two seasons. He's got a nice all-around game as he gets time on the power play, has good defensive skills and gets enough shots to post 40 to 50 points. If Pierre-Marc Bouchard doesn't return from a concussion, his profile on the offensive end could increase.

2009-10

Cullen typically hangs around the 40-point total for a season’s worth of work. In 2008-09 he was an impressive plus-11, and really made the most of his shots based on a career-best shot percentage of 15.8. There are plenty of centers who’ll inflict more damage to your fantasy opponent, but Cullen is a reliable depth option for the back end of your rotation.

2008-09

Cullen is likely to benefit from Carolina's more offensive-minded blue line corps. Expect him to break through the 50-point barrier for the first time.

2007-08

We expect Cullen's return to the Hurricanes to be relatively seamless, given the fact that the Carolina roster is largely intact from the 2005-06 season. His numbers should improve slightly from last year's totals, but probably won't get to the level of his last season in a Carolina sweater (25-24-49).

2006-07

Coming off a career year in points (49) with the Hurricanes last season, the Rangers acted quickly to secure him to a four year deal to be their second line centerman. Depending on how quickly he meshes with new linemates Prucha and Shanahan, Cullen could be poised for a serviceable fantasy season.

2005-06

Cullen is a role player who probably does not have enough value to warrant consideration at center.

2004-05