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Matt Cullen

40-Year-Old Center – Pittsburgh Penguins

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Fresh off a Stanley Cup win with the Penguins, Cullen seems reinvigorated, though heís only suited for a fourth-line role. Cullenís 16 goals last year marked his highest total in seven years, and itís unlikely the 39-year-old will be able to get anywhere near that total afte...

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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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Matt Cullen Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Penguins in August of 2016 worth $1 million.

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Cullen (undisclosed) will likely be in the lineup against the Devils on Thursday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

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Matt Cullen NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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 62 7 18 25 8 16 90 7.8 1 0 13:01 0 4 4 0:30 10 18
2015-16 38 NHL PIT 82 16 16 32 5 20 118 13.6 4 3 13:53 0 0 0 0:16 40 41
2016-17 39 NHL PIT 72 13 18 31 4 30 93 14.0 2 2 13:55 2 2 4 0:25 36 27
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Matt Cullen – Playing Time Overview

2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

13:55

Average Time On Ice

On average, Matt Cullen was on the ice for 13:55.

0:25

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Matt Cullen was on the ice for 0:25 during power plays.

2:55

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Matt Cullen was on the ice for 2:55 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 13:01 0:30 0:59
2015-16 13:53 0:16 3:10
2016-17 13:55 0:25 2:55

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Matt Cullen
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
May 25 OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:48 0:00
May 23 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8:51 0:05
May 21 OTT 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 1 14:54 0:20
May 19 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:26 0:00
May 17 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:16 0:00
May 15 OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:49 0:00
May 13 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:55 0:05
May 10 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:16 0:00
May 8 WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 10:49 0:20
May 6 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 12:25 0:00
May 3 WAS 0 1 1 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:13 1:27
May 1 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 17:17 0:02
Apr 29 WAS@WAS 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 50.0 0 3 12:41 0:13
Apr 27 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:50 0:05
Apr 20 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 13:53 0:00
Apr 18 CLM@CLM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 9:55 0:05
Apr 16 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:25 0:00
Apr 14 CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:43 0:35
Apr 12 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:16 0:00
Apr 9 NYR@NYR Did Not Play
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Apr 8 TOR@TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:34 0:57
Apr 6 NJD@NJD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 100.0 0 0 15:30 0:00
Apr 4 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 9:55 0:00
Apr 2 CAR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:08 0:00
Mar 31 NYR@NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:55 0:04
Mar 29 CHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 14:26 0:18
Mar 26 PHI 1 0 1 -3 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 18:00 1:26
Mar 24 NYI 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 18:28 0:34
Mar 23 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:28 1:21
Mar 21 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:29 1:36
Mar 19 FLA 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:27 0:17
Mar 17 NJD 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:31 0:00
Mar 15 PHI@PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:15 0:01
Mar 13 CGY@CGY Did Not Play
Mar 11 VAN@VAN Did Not Play
Mar 10 EDM@EDM Did Not Play
Mar 8 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:59 0:00
Mar 5 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 16:11 0:00
Mar 3 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 12:11 0:00
Mar 1 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:26 0:00
Feb 28 DAL@DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:21 0:01
Feb 25 PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 14:26 0:30
Feb 21 CAR@CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 12:57 2:16
Feb 19 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 12:46 0:00
Feb 17 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:17 0:00
Feb 16 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 16:35 0:00
Feb 14 VAN 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 15:29 0:00
Feb 11 ARI@ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:59 0:08
Feb 9 COL@COL 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:27 0:28
Feb 7 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:12 0:34
Feb 4 STL@STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:03 0:00
Feb 3 CLM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:04 0:00
Jan 31 NAS Did Not Play
Jan 26 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Jan 24 STL Did Not Play
Jan 22 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 20 CAR@CAR Did Not Play
Jan 18 MON@MON Did Not Play
Jan 16 WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 11:54 0:00
Jan 14 DET@DET 1 0 1 -2 2 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 11:09 1:00
Jan 12 OTT@OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 10:11 0:01
Jan 11 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:46 0:00
Jan 8 TAM 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 10:48 0:21
Dec 31 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:10 0:00
Dec 28 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 11:48 0:00
Dec 27 NJD@NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:44 0:00
Dec 23 NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 10:51 0:00
Dec 22 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11:41 0:13
Dec 20 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:56 0:00
Dec 17 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 14:18 0:00
Dec 16 LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:29 0:00
Dec 14 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:50 0:00
Dec 12 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 14:19 0:48
Dec 10 TAM@TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:51 0:21
Dec 8 FLA@FLA 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 13:44 0:00
Dec 5 OTT 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 100.0 1 0 12:03 0:00
Dec 3 DET 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 10:42 0:00
Dec 1 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:33 1:19
Nov 30 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 12:50 0:12
Nov 26 NJD 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:44 0:06
Nov 25 MIN@MIN 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 10:51 0:32
Nov 23 NYR@NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 14:50 0:09
Nov 21 NYR 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 12:27 0:00
Nov 19 BUF@BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:22 0:00
Nov 18 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:16 0:29
Nov 16 WAS@WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:08 0:25
Nov 12 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 12:41 0:00
Nov 10 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 9:01 0:00
Nov 8 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:15 0:00
Nov 5 SAN@SAN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:47 0:00
Nov 3 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:04 0:23
Nov 2 ANA@ANA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 11:23 0:00
Oct 29 PHI@PHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 12:56 0:10
Oct 27 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:31 0:00
Oct 25 FLA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:31 0:00
Oct 22 NAS@NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:52 1:20
Oct 20 SAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 17:32 2:44
Oct 18 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 19:32 3:35
Oct 17 COL 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 0 15:23 1:01
Oct 15 ANA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:58 1:25
Oct 13 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:58 0:00

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

Cullen (undisclosed) will be reevaluated Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.

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Cullen (illness) participated in Friday's morning skate and will play against the Rangers, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

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Cullen (illness) missed Thursday's practice, Bill West of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Cullen (illness) will be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.

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Cullen missed Tuesday's practice due to illness.

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Cullen scored a first-period goal in Sunday's loss against Philadelphia.

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Cullen (undisclosed) will return to Pittsburgh's lineup for Wednesday's game against the Flyers, Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Cullen (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's rivalry clash with the Flyers.

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Cullen (undisclosed) will miss his third straight game Monday against the Flames.

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Coach Mike Sullivan labeled Cullen (undisclosed) as a game-time decision for Monday's tilt with the Flames.

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Cullen will not suit up for Friday's matchup with the Oilers due to an undisclosed injury.

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Cullen collected an assist and finished with a plus-1 rating in a 4-3 overtime victory over Columbus on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2014-15

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 spent the previous three seasons in Minnesota. Cullen occupied a checking-line role for most of last season, a designation he is likely to fill once again this season, as the teamís offseason additions provide more options for the top two lines. Cullen has never cracked the 50-point barrier in his career, and is not likely to do so now that he has reached the ripe old age of 36. He makes for a decent late-round selection in deeper fantasy drafts, but not much more.

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 heís 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 seasonís 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 whoíll 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