After a 21-year career in the NHL, Matt Cullen has joined the Pittsburgh Penguins' hockey operations department in a player development role, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
In his new role, Cullen will work closely with Rutherford, head coach Mike Sullivan and his coaching staff.
"Matt's knowledge of the game and understanding of our organization will make him a valuable asset moving forward," said Rutherford. "With over 20 years in the NHL and three Stanley Cups, we are certain he will continue to have a positive influence on our players."
The 42-year old Cullen enjoyed an exceptional NHL career in which he recorded 731 regular-season points (266G-465A). Over the course of his 21 seasons, Cullen appeared in 1,516 games with Anaheim, Florida, Carolina, New York Rangers, Ottawa, Minnesota, Nashville, and Pittsburgh. His 1,516 games played is the second-most by an American-born player and the 19th-most in NHL history.