Matt Cullen

C / Pittsburgh Penguins / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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    Matt Cullen: Officially announces retirement

    Matt Cullen announced his retirement Wednesday.Cullen revealed in April that he was considering retirement, and after consulting with friends and family, he's decided to walk away from the game. The 42-year-old registered 20 points over 71 games with Pittsburgh during his final season of action, his lowest total of his 14-year career.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Still mulling retirement

    Matt Cullen told reporters Thursday that he would talk it over with his family about whether to retire ahead of next season, Sam Kasan of Pens Inside Scoop reports.Given his leadership in the locker room, ability to kill penalties, and relationship with general manager Jim Rutherford, it's hard to imagine the Pittsburgh Penguins wouldn't offer Cullen another one-year deal if he does decide to continue playing, especially considering he only cost the club $650,000 this season. The 42-year-old will likely take a few weeks to weigh his options. Regardless of his decision, Cullen will go down as a fan favorite, despite playing for just three seasons in the Steel City.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Key player in Sunday's win

    Matt Cullen had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Hurricanes.The Pittsburgh Penguins' fourth line of Cullen, Garrett Wilson and Adam Johnson were really dialed in on Sunday. Cullen has goals in two of his last three games, and seems to save his best for the end of the season and in the playoffs.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Scores goal in win

    Matt Cullen found the back of the net against the Rangers on Monday, ending his 27-game goal drought.Cullen is averaging 11:29 of ice time this season, with 2:17 of that coming shorthanded, so he isn't getting a lot of chances to find the back of the net. The 42-year-old's offensive contributions might be limited, but he continues to be a critical member of the penalty kill and a stabilizing locker room presence.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Notches assist

    Matt Cullen garnered a helper versus the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.Any offensive contributions coming out of Cullen are bonuses for the club, as the 42-year-old is on the team to provide veteran leadership in the locker room and to kill penalties on the ice. The center is averaging 11:32 of ice time this season and 2:09 of that comes in shorthanded situations. Invaluable to the franchise, Cullen won't offer much in terms of production for fantasy owners.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Hard work pays off

    Matt Cullen picked up an assist on Bryan Rust's shorthanded goal Wednesday, helping Pittsburgh defeat the Oilers, 3-1.The 42-year-old has 16 points in 42 games and will periodically pitch in a point here and there, but the fact remains Cullen is not a viable fantasy option in 2019. The veteran is averaging just 11:38 of ice time per game, the lowest mark of his career. He finished a plus-2 versus the Oilers.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Slides into third-line role

    Matt Cullen was bumped up to the Pens' third line against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.With Derick Brassard (upper body) sidelined, Cullen was promoted to the third line alongside Tanner Pearson and Patric Hornqvist. Unsurprisingly, the veteran logged 14:53 of ice time, his second-highest total this season. The Minnesota native will likely drop back to the fourth line once Brassard returns, though Cullen's promotion could become permanent if Brassard is shipped out at the trade deadline.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Riding three-game point streak

    Matt Cullen scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-0 win over the Jets.That's now four points in three games for the 42-year-old center, although his totals on the season (four goals and 10 points in 30 games) are far more modest. Cullen's role on the fourth line doesn't offer much fantasy potential, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are deep enough on the wins that he still has decently talented linemates, giving him opportunities to make an occasional splash.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Two points since return

    Matt Cullen has two points and 10 shots on net in seven games since returning from a lengthy lower-body injury.At this point, Cullen is a veteran presence for Pittsburgh's fourth line. He's 42 years old, after all, and has averaged only 11:40 per game in ice time. At this point in his career, Cullen isn't likely to be able to take on a big enough role to move the fantasy needle.

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    Penguins' Matt Cullen: Taken off IR

    Matt Cullen (lower body) has been activated off injured reserve ahead of Wednesday's matchup with Chicago, per the NHL media site.While technically still considered a game-time call based on coach Mike Sullivan's comments after practice Wednesday, the fact that the team removed Cullen's IR designation all but guarantees he will suit up versus the Hawks. The veteran figures to slot into a fourth-line center role, while Garrett Wilson is relegated to the press box.