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Matt Cullen
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: November 2, 1976  (AGE 38)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: ANA / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (35th overall)
NHL Playoff Notes: - Has 39 points (11g-28a) in 68 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, most recently recording three assists in five games played with Minnesota in 2013. - Ranked fourth among all skaters in the 2013 postseason in face-off efficiency (59.1 percent). - Was a member of the Carolina Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup team with Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette. Additional Playoff/Championship Notes: - Has represented Team USA at the Olympic Games (2006) and at World Championships (2004, 2003, 1999 and 1998). - Tied for Team USA lead in goals (3) and tied for second on the team in points (4) at the 1996 World Junior Championship.
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1997) Traded to Florida by Anaheim with Pavel Trnka and Anaheim's 4th round choice (James Pemberton) in 2003 Entry Draft for Sandis Ozolinsh and Lance Ward, January 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 5, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Cortina (Italy), September 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2006. Traded to Carolina by NY Rangers for Andrew Hutchinson, Joe Barnes and Carolina's 3rd round choice (Evgeny Grachev) in 2008 Entry Draft, July 17, 2007. Traded to Ottawa by Carolina for Alexandre Picard and Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Martin Marincin) in 2010 Entry Draft, February 12, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4