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Matt Cullen

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Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-1 (185 cm)
Weight: 200 lbs. (91 kg)

Born: November 2, 1976 in Virginia, Minnesota
Draft: Anaheim, 2nd round (35th overall), 1996 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: St. Cloud State
Relatives: Mark Cullen (brother)



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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 2, 2015 8:25 AM

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
1997-98 21 MDA NHL 61 6 21 27 -4 23 4 2 0 0 17 4 0 75 8.0
1998-99 22 MDA NHL 75 11 14 25 -12 47 5 5 1 1 12 2 0 112 9.8 1164 15:31
1999-00 23 MDA NHL 80 13 26 39 5 24 12 1 0 1 18 7 1 137 9.5 1352 16:54
2000-01 24 MDA NHL 82 10 30 40 -23 38 6 4 0 1 19 11 0 159 6.3 1496 18:15
2001-02 25 MDA NHL 79 18 30 48 -1 24 14 3 1 4 21 8 1 164 11.0 1344 17:01
2002-03 26 TOT NHL 80 13 20 33 -8 34 9 3 1 2 12 7 1 131 9.9 1157 14:28
2002-03 26 MDA NHL 50 7 14 21 -4 12 6 1 0 1 8 6 0 77 9.1 715 14:18
2002-03 26 FLA NHL 30 6 6 12 -4 22 3 2 1 1 4 1 1 54 11.1 442 14:43
2003-04 27 FLA NHL 56 6 13 19 -2 24 5 1 0 2 10 1 2 75 8.0 795 14:12
2005-06 29 CAR NHL 78 25 24 49 4 40 17 8 0 5 13 10 1 214 11.7 1282 16:26
2006-07 30 NYR NHL 80 16 25 41 0 52 11 2 3 2 18 5 2 217 7.4 1373 17:10
2007-08 31 CAR NHL 59 13 36 49 2 32 5 8 0 1 20 15 1 137 9.5 255 996 16:52 364 285 56.1 33 30 27 28 Byng-72
2008-09 32 CAR NHL 69 22 21 43 11 20 16 4 2 2 15 3 3 139 15.8 254 1159 16:48 457 427 51.7 41 44 54 25
2009-10 33 TOT NHL 81 16 32 48 -7 34 12 2 2 2 21 10 1 195 8.2 368 1519 18:45 568 542 51.2 70 48 53 35
2009-10 33 CAR NHL 60 12 28 40 0 26 9 1 2 1 19 8 1 137 8.8 272 1142 19:02 437 450 49.3 58 33 42 25
2009-10 33 OTT NHL 21 4 4 8 -7 8 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 58 6.9 96 378 17:59 131 92 58.7 12 15 11 10
2010-11 34 MIN NHL 78 12 27 39 -14 34 3 5 4 2 11 16 0 150 8.0 287 1406 18:02 473 370 56.1 39 36 43 34 Selke-40
2011-12 35 MIN NHL 73 14 21 35 -10 24 10 4 0 0 16 5 0 164 8.5 267 1382 18:56 627 551 53.2 46 39 37 31
2012-13 36 MIN NHL 42 7 20 27 9 10 7 0 0 0 16 4 0 79 8.9 140 667 15:53 245 203 54.7 18 18 14 24 Byng-35
2013-14 37 NSH NHL 77 10 29 39 4 32 9 1 0 2 21 8 0 134 7.5 230 1193 15:30 438 334 56.7 18 22 30 40
2014-15 38 NSH NHL 62 7 18 25 8 16 7 0 0 1 14 4 0 90 7.8 162 807 13:01 155 132 54.0 10 18 26 22
6 yrs MDA NHL 427 65 135 200 -39 168 47 16 2 8 95 38 2 724 9.0 6072 16:35
4 yrs CAR NHL 266 72 109 181 17 118 47 21 4 9 67 36 6 627 11.5 995 4579 17:13 1258 1162 52.0 132 107 123 78
3 yrs MIN NHL 193 33 68 101 -15 68 20 9 4 2 43 25 0 393 8.4 694 3456 17:54 1345 1124 54.5 103 93 94 89
2 yrs FLA NHL 86 12 19 31 -6 46 8 3 1 3 14 2 3 129 9.3 1237 14:23
2 yrs NSH NHL 139 17 47 64 12 48 16 1 0 3 35 12 0 224 7.6 392 2000 14:23 593 466 56.0 28 40 56 62
1 yr NYR NHL 80 16 25 41 0 52 11 2 3 2 18 5 2 217 7.4 1373 17:10
1 yr OTT NHL 21 4 4 8 -7 8 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 58 6.9 96 378 17:59 131 92 58.7 12 15 11 10
Career NHL 1212 219 407 626 -38 508 152 53 14 28 274 120 13 2372 9.2 3247 19094 16:35 3327 2844 53.9 275 255 284 239

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 31 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 59 657.7 648 627 50.8 -5.1 500 474 51.3 -5.1 9.8 91.4 101.2 51.6 48.4
2008-09 32 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 69 898.8 845 853 49.8 -3.6 639 619 50.8 -3.2 8.1 93.3 101.4 51.0 49.0
2009-10 33 2 Teams NHL 81 1001 953 51.2 1.4 731 717 50.5 2.0 9.2 89.7 99.0 49.8 50.2
2009-10 33 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 60 775.0 754 723 51.0 1.6 555 546 50.4 2.8 10.0 90.5 100.5 49.4 50.6
2009-10 33 Ottawa Senators NHL 21 238.3 247 230 51.8 0.2 176 171 50.7 -1.8 7.0 87.5 94.5 51.0 49.0
2010-11 34 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 983.7 814 1040 43.9 -2.8 603 804 42.9 -3.7 7.6 91.8 99.4 42.1 57.9
2011-12 35 Minnesota Wild NHL 73 1026.2 930 1025 47.6 3.3 690 760 47.6 2.3 7.2 91.1 98.3 43.9 56.1
2012-13 36 Minnesota Wild NHL 42 515.1 464 500 48.1 -4.4 347 377 47.9 -5.9 12.6 91.8 104.4 43.4 56.6
2013-14 37 Nashville Predators NHL 77 966.9 920 897 50.6 2.3 691 679 50.4 1.4 9.0 90.7 99.7 48.0 52.0
2014-15 38 Nashville Predators NHL 62 717.4 704 625 53.0 -0.5 537 458 54.0 0.6 8.4 92.9 101.4 54.4 45.6
3 yrs NHL 59 2331.5 2247 2203 50.5 -2.5 1694 1639 50.8 -2.1 9.2 91.8 101.0 50.6 49.4
3 yrs NHL 42 2525.0 2208 2565 46.3 -0.8 1640 1941 45.8 -1.9 8.5 91.5 100.0 43.1 56.9
2 yrs NHL 77 1684.4 1624 1522 51.6 0.1 1228 1137 51.9 0.1 8.7 91.7 100.4 50.7 49.3
Career NHL 62 6779.1 7327 7473 49.5 -1.1 5469 5605 49.4 -1.3 8.8 91.3 100.1 48.0 52.0

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1997-98 21 MDA NHL 61 9 0.10 0.34 0.44 0.15 0.38 1.23 7 24 31 10 42 8 48 10 -4 1.2 0.6 1.8
1998-99 22 MDA NHL 75 10 0.15 0.19 0.33 0.13 0.63 1.49 13 16 29 11 40 11 51 10 -12 0.7 0.9 1.6
1999-00 23 MDA NHL 80 14 0.16 0.33 0.49 0.17 0.30 1.71 14 28 42 15 58 13 59 19 5 1.6 1.7 3.3
2000-01 24 MDA NHL 82 13 0.12 0.37 0.49 0.16 0.46 1.94 11 32 43 15 58 25 74 18 -23 0.9 1.1 2.1
2001-02 25 MDA NHL 79 18 0.23 0.38 0.61 0.23 0.30 2.08 21 34 55 21 60 14 53 6 -1 3.4 1.8 5.3
2002-03 26 TOT NHL 80 12 0.16 0.25 0.41 0.16 0.43 1.64 15 22 37 14 48 17 42 3 -8 1.7 1.2 2.9
2002-03 26 MDA NHL 50 7 0.14 0.28 0.42 0.15 0.24 1.54 8 15 23 8 33 14 24 1 -4 1.0 0.8 1.8
2002-03 26 FLA NHL 30 5 0.20 0.20 0.40 0.17 0.73 1.80 7 7 14 6 15 3 18 2 -4 0.7 0.4 1.1
2003-04 27 FLA NHL 56 7 0.11 0.23 0.34 0.12 0.43 1.34 7 15 22 8 26 2 35 9 -2 0.7 0.9 1.6
2005-06 29 CAR NHL 78 20 0.32 0.31 0.63 0.26 0.51 2.74 25 23 48 20 79 34 43 2 4 3.6 1.5 5.1
2006-07 30 NYR NHL 80 15 0.20 0.31 0.51 0.19 0.65 2.71 17 25 42 16 65 17 67 19 0 1.9 1.7 3.5
2007-08 31 CAR NHL 59 16 0.22 0.61 0.83 0.28 0.54 2.32 14 38 52 18 71 34 39 4 2 3.8 1.0 4.8 Byng-72
2008-09 32 CAR NHL 69 17 0.32 0.30 0.62 0.25 0.29 2.01 23 21 44 18 55 11 44 11 11 3.5 1.9 5.3
2009-10 33 TOT NHL 81 17 0.20 0.40 0.59 0.21 0.42 2.41 17 33 50 18 79 28 78 20 -7 2.6 1.4 4.0
2009-10 33 CAR NHL 60 14 0.20 0.47 0.67 0.23 0.43 2.28 13 29 42 15 58 16 56 14 0 2.4 1.2 3.6
2009-10 33 OTT NHL 21 3 0.19 0.19 0.38 0.15 0.38 2.76 4 4 8 3 21 12 22 6 -7 0.2 0.2 0.4
2010-11 34 MIN NHL 78 14 0.15 0.35 0.50 0.17 0.44 1.92 13 29 42 15 68 32 61 11 -14 1.5 1.2 2.7 Selke-40
2011-12 35 MIN NHL 73 13 0.19 0.29 0.48 0.18 0.33 2.25 16 23 39 15 54 15 56 7 -10 1.6 1.5 3.1
2012-13 36 MIN NHL 42 9 0.17 0.48 0.64 0.22 0.24 1.88 14 37 51 18 38 7 29 7 9 1.9 1.2 3.1 Byng-35
2013-14 37 NSH NHL 77 13 0.13 0.38 0.51 0.17 0.42 1.74 11 32 43 15 63 16 48 4 4 2.1 1.5 3.6
2014-15 38 NSH NHL 62 9 0.11 0.29 0.40 0.14 0.26 1.45 8 20 28 10 41 7 32 6 8 1.4 1.2 2.6
6 yrs MDA NHL 427 72 0.15 0.32 0.47 0.17 0.39 1.70 74 149 223 81 291 85 309 64 -39 8.8 6.9 15.8
4 yrs CAR NHL 266 68 0.27 0.41 0.68 0.26 0.44 2.36 75 111 186 71 263 95 182 31 17 13.3 5.5 18.8
3 yrs MIN NHL 193 36 0.17 0.35 0.52 0.19 0.35 2.04 43 89 132 48 160 54 146 25 -15 5.0 3.9 8.9
2 yrs FLA NHL 86 12 0.14 0.22 0.36 0.14 0.53 1.50 14 22 36 14 41 5 53 11 -6 1.4 1.3 2.7
2 yrs NSH NHL 139 22 0.12 0.34 0.46 0.16 0.35 1.61 19 52 71 25 104 23 80 10 12 3.5 2.7 6.2
1 yr NYR NHL 80 15 0.20 0.31 0.51 0.19 0.65 2.71 17 25 42 16 65 17 67 19 0 1.9 1.7 3.5
1 yr OTT NHL 21 3 0.19 0.19 0.38 0.15 0.38 2.76 4 4 8 3 21 12 22 6 -7 0.2 0.2 0.4
Career NHL 1212 228 0.18 0.34 0.52 0.19 0.42 1.96 246 452 698 257 945 291 859 166 -38 34.1 22.2 56.3

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
1998-99 22 MDA NHL 4 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 62 15:30
2005-06 29 CAR NHL SC 25 4 14 18 2 12 2 2 0 1 56 7.1 391 15:37
2006-07 30 NYR NHL 10 1 3 4 -2 6 1 0 0 1 23 4.3 169 16:55
2008-09 32 CAR NHL 18 3 3 6 0 14 2 0 1 0 29 10.3 48 300 16:41 130 135 49.1 16 4 6 5
2009-10 33 OTT NHL 6 3 5 8 -3 0 1 2 0 0 14 21.4 32 139 23:14 34 18 65.4 6 4 1 2
2012-13 36 MIN NHL 5 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 15 96 19:08 55 38 59.1 3 2 5 3
2014-15 38 NSH NHL 6 1 1 2 -1 4 1 0 0 0 11 9.1 14 104 17:19 50 42 54.3 6 12 4 3
Career NHL 1 74 12 29 41 -5 38 7 4 1 2 147 8.2 194 1261 17:03 269 233 53.6 31 22 16 13

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2008-09 32 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 18 233.4 223 225 49.8 -4.0 166 170 49.4 -6.6 8.0 91.0 99.0 48.0 52.0
2009-10 33 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 94.9 75 106 41.4 -7.0 54 74 42.2 -6.7 10.5 89.1 99.6 39.4 60.6
2012-13 36 Minnesota Wild NHL 5 74.0 62 74 45.6 -7.2 49 53 48.0 -4.2 8.3 94.6 102.9 37.3 62.7
2014-15 38 Nashville Predators NHL 6 91.7 90 93 49.2 6.1 68 66 50.7 5.3 5.4 91.8 97.2 47.4 52.6
Career NHL 18 494.1 450 498 47.5 -2.9 337 363 48.1 -4.0 7.8 91.3 99.1 44.6 55.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1994-95 18 Moorhead Spuds High-MN 28 47 42 89 78
1995-96 19 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 39 12 29 41 28
1995-96 19 United States WJC-A 6 3 1 4 0
1996-97 20 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 36 15 30 45 70
1996-97 20 Baltimore Bandits AHL 6 3 3 6 7
1997-98 21 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 18 15 12 27 12 2 11 3 1 2 48 31.3
1997-98 21 United States WC-A 6 2 1 3
1998-99 22 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 3 1 2 3 1 8 1 0 0 0 8 12.5
1998-99 22 United States WC-A 6 1 6 7 4 1 0 0 0 12 8.3
2002-03 26 United States WC-A 6 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
2003-04 27 United States WC-A 9 2 4 6 2 4 2 0 0 0
2004-05 28 SG Cortina Italy 36 27 33 60 64
Career 3 Seasons AHL 27 19 17 36 13 17 12 3 1 2 56 28.6
Career 1 Season High-MN 28 47 42 89 78
Career 1 Season Italy 36 27 33 60 64
Career 4 Seasons WC-A 27 6 12 18 3 10 4 0 0 0 12 8.3
Career 2 Seasons WCHA 75 27 59 86 98
Career 1 Season WJC-A 6 3 1 4 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1996-97 20 Baltimore Bandits AHL 3 0 2 2 0
2004-05 28 SG Cortina Italy 18 8 14 22 32
Career 1 Season AHL 3 0 2 2 0
Career 1 Season Italy 18 8 14 22 32

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 17 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Matt Cullen 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6
Bob Pulford 91.0 5.6 5.1 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.4 2.7 2.1 2.0 1.5 1.4
Butch Keeling 90.9 4.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.8 1.5
Dainius Zubrus 90.1 5.3 5.0 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.0 2.0 0.9 0.5
Mike Ricci 89.3 6.0 5.6 4.9 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.0
Murray Oliver 88.8 6.5 5.8 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.1 1.7 0.1
Dick Duff 88.8 5.8 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.6 2.8 2.8 1.7 1.6 1.6 -0.1
Chris Gratton 87.4 6.9 5.8 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.3
Guy Carbonneau 87.3 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.4 0.9 0.0 -0.4
Peter Zezel 87.3 6.4 5.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7
Greg Adams 87.1 5.9 5.4 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.4 2.7 2.5 1.9 1.5 1.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Matt Cullen 5.3 5.3 5.1 4.8 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.3 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.1 1.8 1.6 1.6
Dainius Zubrus 91.3 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.3 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.0 2.0 0.9 0.6 0.5 -0.4
Butch Keeling 90.9 4.5 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.3 1.8 1.8 1.5
Don Marshall 90.2 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.2 2.1 1.5 1.4 0.7 0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.6
Dick Duff 89.8 5.8 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.6 2.8 2.8 2.6 1.7 1.6 1.6 0.4 0.3 0.0 -0.1
Guy Carbonneau 89.6 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.4 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.0 -0.4
Mike Ricci 89.2 6.0 5.6 4.9 4.5 4.3 3.7 3.6 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.3 2.2 2.0 1.0 0.0 -0.1
Peter Zezel 87.3 6.4 5.2 4.3 4.2 4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.4 2.0 1.5 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.7
Chris Gratton 87.2 6.9 5.8 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.8 1.3 -0.2
Don Lever 87.2 5.8 5.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.2 3.4 2.8 2.6 2.6 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.2 -0.3
Murray Oliver 87.2 6.5 5.8 4.9 4.3 4.0 3.9 3.7 3.2 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.7 1.6 0.1

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

January 30, 2003: 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.

August 5, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 5, 2004.

September 18, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Cortina (Italy), September 18, 2004.

July 1, 2006: Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 1, 2006.

July 17, 2007: 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.

February 12, 2010: 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.

July 1, 2010: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2010.

July 5, 2013: Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 5, 2013.

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