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Matt Cullen
Matt Cullen
Center
Number: 8
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 2, 1976  (Age 37)
Birthplace: Virginia, MN, United States
Hometown: Moorhead, Minn.
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Acquired: Acquired from the NY Rangers in exchange for Andrew Hutchinson, Joe Barnes and a third-round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, July 17, 2007
Drafted: ANA / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (35th overall)

- His 10th goal of the season on April 12 vs. Chicago was the 600th point of his NHL career.
- Finished the season with 15 points (4g-11a) in 12 games.
- Recorded two four-point games (Nov. 21 at Toronto, 1g-3a; March 21 at Calgary, 1g-3a), the third and fourth times he has achieved the mark in his career.
- The Preds did not lose a game in regulation when Cullen found the back of the net (7-0-2).
- Ranked among the NHL's top faceoff men (sixth, 56.7 percent).
- Recorded his first goal in a Nashville sweater on Oct. 17 against the Kings.  
- Nashville's most veteran skater, having played in 1,150 regular season games since 1997-98.
- His foundation, Cully's Kids, provides financial resources that support children's health care needs, with an emphasis on cancer.
- Titles Won: 2006 Stanley Cup



2009 PLAYOFF TOTALS: 18 gp, 3-3-6, 14 pim
HURRICANES PLAYOFF TOTALS: 43 gp, 7-17-24, 26 pim
CAREER PLAYOFF TOTALS: 57 gp, 8-20-28, 32 pim

2008-09 PLAYOFFS:
* Completed his fourth NHL playoff season and second with Carolina, skating in all 18 of the Hurricanes' postseason contests
* Tallied his third goal of the playoffs in Game 3 vs. PIT (5/23)
* Netted his second goal of the playoffs in Game 6 at BOS (5/12)
* Scored Carolina's first shorthanded goal of the postseason in Game 2 at BOS (5/3)

ROUND 3 TOTALS: 4 gp, 1-1-2, 6 pim
ROUND 2 TOTALS: 7 gp, 2-0-2, 4 pim
ROUND 1 TOTALS: 7 gp, 0-2-2, 4 pim
2008-09 REGULAR SEASON TOTALS: 69 gp, 22-21-43, 20 pim

2008-09 REGULAR SEASON:
* Led the team in shooting percentage (15.8%), ranked fourth on the team in goals (22) and was tied for third among Hurricanes skaters in plus/minus (+11)

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