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Stanley Cup Final
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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 was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3