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Pittsburgh Penguins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
9132251613:03
Latest News
  • Penguins' Matt Cullen: Looks good in Friday return

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/4/17) Cullen collected an assist and finished with a plus-1 rating in a 4-3 OT victory over Columbus on Friday.

    Despite bouncing around the lines, he saw significant time with Sidney Crosby. After missing the last six games because of a foot injury, Cullen played just over 13 minutes (13:04), won four of six faceoffs and registered two hits. His assist was nearly a goal, but Patric Hornqvist smacked in Cullen's rebound as the puck crossed the goal line. Look for the 40-year-old to continue receiving additional opportunities to skate alongside Crosby in February, bumping up his value.

    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Returning Friday with top billing

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/2/17) Cullen (foot), who will return to action Friday after missing six games, is expected to see time as Sidney Crosby's left winger, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

    Coach Mike Sullivan mixed and matched his lines during the team's first game back from the All-Star break -- and that was before Crosby linemate Conor Sheary (upper body) got hurt. Sullivan values Cullen's fine defense and faceoff ability (52.3 percent), but it would be unwise to count on him as a solitary solution while Sheary misses the next month or so. Still, the 40-year-old forward -- who may not be owned widely -- deserves a look as a waiver-wire pickup.

    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Out 3-to-4 weeks

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/17/17) Cullen will be sidelined for 3-to-4 weeks with a foot injury after blocking a shot in Monday's outing, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

    Cullen was a steadying, veteran force during the Pens 2016 Stanley Cup run, as he played in all 82 games last season. The center averages 13:16 of ice time per night, including 2:31 with the man advantage, which is where he will be most difficult to replace. With the 40-year-old missing in action, Eric Fehr will likely slot into the Pens' fourth line.

    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Picks up first point since Dec. 12

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/8/17) Cullen posted two assists, one on the power play, in a 6-2 victory over the Lightning on Sunday.

    The Penguins fourth line has been strong overall, but they've gone through a little dry spell over the last month. With his two assists, Cullen snapped a nine-game scoreless streak Sunday. Despite the drought, Cullen has seven goals and 14 points in 39 games, practically putting him on the same pace as last season's 16 goals and 32 points in 82 contests. That's quite impressive for 40 years old.

    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Extends goal streak in Florida

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/8/16) Cullen scored his seventh goal of the season -- and third in three games -- Thursday against the Panthers.

    He's contributed his three goals on just two shots -- he was awarded a rare empty-net goal without actually shooting it against the Red Wings. Cullen continues to defy the odds at age 40, centering Pittsburgh's fourth line while occasionally stepping up into a top-six role.

  • April 4, 2015: Stars beat Predators 4-3 on penalty shot in OT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cody Eakin scored on his first career penalty shot in overtime, and the Dallas Stars kept their faint playoff hopes alive Saturday by beating the Nashville Predators 4-3.
    March 26, 2015: Preds' Cullen Sits Again Thursday
    Cullen (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Lightning, Adam Vingan of the Washington Post reports.Cullen is traveling with the Predators on their two-game road trip, but with lower-body ailment evidently still dogging him, he'll be forced out of a second straight contest.
    March 25, 2015: Preds' Cullen To Go On Road Trip
    Cullen (lower body) will travel with the Predators on their two-game road trip beginning Thursday in Tampa Bay.After being ruled out of Tuesday's win over the Canadiens due to the injury, Cullen was on the ice for Wednesday's practice. While his participation in drills would seem to suggest his injury isn't too severe, the Predators are still keeping around emergency call-up Kevin Fiala in the event Cullen isn't ready to play by Thursday.
    March 24, 2015: Preds' Cullen Has Lower-Body Injury
    Cullen is missing Tuesday's game against the Canadiens due to a lower-body injury, Adam Vignan of The Tennessean reports.The Predators are listing him as day-to-day, with his next crack at playing set to arrive Thursday in Tampa Bay. Cullen, who will sit out his 16th game of the season Tuesday, has produced seven goals and 17 assists over 58 contests.
    March 24, 2015: Preds' Cullen Out Tuesday
    Cullen (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups and appears in line to miss Tuesday's tilt with the Canadiens.With both Cullen and Viktor Stalberg not skating due to undisclosed injuries, emergency call-up Kevin Fiala will join the lineup to fill out the Preds' forward ranks. Cullen was able to skate Tuesday morning before being ruled out, so there's still a chance he could be ready to go for Thursday's tilt with the Lightning.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
1997-98Anaheim6162127-42000 
1998-99Anaheim75111425-125111 
1999-00Anaheim8013263951010556691
2000-01Anaheim82103040-234010710768
2001-02Anaheim79183048-13140660623
2002-03Florida80132033-83120337357
2003-04Florida5661319-21020372363
2005-06Carolina7825244948050304279
2006-07N.Y. Rangers8016254102320619515
2007-08Carolina5913364928010364285
2008-09Carolina69222143114220457427
2009-10Ottawa81163248-72220572549
2010-11Minnesota78122739-145420473370
2011-12Minnesota73142135-104000627551
2012-13Minnesota427202790000245203
2013-14Nashville7710293941020438334
2014-15Nashville627182580010155132
2015-16Pittsburgh8216163250340582462
2016-17Pittsburgh539132251110322298
1347244436680-28541833177937207
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
1997-98Anaheim758.0    23109
1998-99Anaheim1129.8    471021
1999-00Anaheim1379.51352:291724  240012
2000-01Anaheim1596.31496:061923  380019
2001-02Anaheim16411.01344:011687  240012
2002-03Florida1319.91156:471684189:0943:58340017
2003-04Florida758.0795:29113720:25132:32240012
2005-06Carolina21411.71282:121662372:3718:04400020
2006-07N.Y. Rangers2177.41372:581936187:07216:16520026
2007-08Carolina1379.5995:031241293:4636:55320016
2008-09Carolina13915.81159:151561142:07106:2320009
2009-10Ottawa1958.21519:141946288:13182:14340017
2010-11Minnesota1508.01406:081806243:30156:39340017
2011-12Minnesota1648.51382:091863195:47130:33240012
2012-13Minnesota798.9667:2696981:4656:2610005
2013-14Nashville1347.51193:111557172:2035:08320015
2014-15Nashville907.8806:49116530:4049:5716008
2015-16Pittsburgh11813.61138:11175720:41207:57200010
2016-17Pittsburgh5715.8719:28110720:00132:4516008
25479.619786:56267252258:081505:4754420265
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
1998-99Anaheim4000-2000000
2005-06Carolina2541418220102433
2006-07N.Y. Rangers10134-200107979
2008-09Carolina1833600100130135
2009-10Ottawa6358-320003418
2012-13Minnesota5033100005538
2014-15Nashville6112-100005042
2015-16Pittsburgh2442630020205188
98163147-24140577533
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
1998-99Anaheim60.00:0000:000:000000
2005-06Carolina567.1390:3753879:040:5112006
2006-07N.Y. Rangers234.3169:1426628:3324:586003
2008-09Carolina2910.3300:2542217:3534:1714007
2009-10Ottawa1421.4139:2517826:1315:550000
2012-13Minnesota80.095:3913912:157:452001
2014-15Nashville119.1103:561710:3311:254002
2015-16Pittsburgh2516.0331:555720:4451:028004
1729.31531:112286164:57146:13460023
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/200
Birthdate:
11/2/1976
Age:
40
Hometown:
Virginia, MN, USA
Team:
Pittsburgh Penguins
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NHL Experience:
0