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Matt Cullen

Born:November 2, 1976Draft:1996 Mighty Ducks #35 Overall
Hometown:Virginia, MNPosition:Center
Known For:3x Stanley CupShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Pittsburgh Penguins
(Development Coach)

Matthew David Cullen (born November 2, 1976) is an American former professional ice hockey center who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Cullen is a three-time Stanley Cup champion (with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 and the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016 and 2017) and earned a bronze medal in the World Championships as a member of the U.S. team.

As of 2020, Cullen is one of only 21 players to play over 1,500 NHL games. He is the only one of the group to never be named an All-Star.

Matt Cullen Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Matt Cullen, Anaheim Mighty Ducks (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)

Matt Cullen Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
January 30, 2003Fourth-Round Pick
(James Pemberton)
Pavel Trnka
Sandis Ozolinsh
Lance Ward
July 17, 2007Third-Round Pick
(Evgeny Grachev)
Joe Barnes
Andrew Hutchinson
February 12, 2010Second-Round Pick
(Martin Marincin)
Alexandre Picard

Deeper Dive

Coaching History


  • 3x Stanley Cup Champion (Hurricanes – 2006, Penguins – 2016, 2017)
  • Italy Most Points (2005)
  • Italy Most Goals (2005)
  • World Championship Bronze Medal (2004)
  • AHL All-Star Game (1998)
  • AHL Player of the Week (Jan. 11, 1998)
  • NCAA (WCHA) Second All-Star Team (1997)
  • NCAA (WCHA) All-Rookie Team (1996)