Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Matt Cullen Forgoes Retirement, Signs With Wild

Matt Cullen Forgoes Retirement, Signs With Wild

"Probably", Cullen said when asked if he will retire after the 17-18 season.

Cullen, 40 years, has helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to win the Stanley Cup in the past two years.

The contract is worth $1 million, and Cullen can earn up to $700,000 in bonuses.

Why leave the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions?

The former Moorhead High School and St. Cloud State star will provide depth at the center position for the Wild.

Matt Cullen has chosen life in Minnesota over returning to the reigning and defending Stanley Cup Champions.

Cullen, who has played the most games of anybody from the 1996 draft, has scored 248 goals and 689 points in 1,366 regular-season games.

Cullen will be entering his second go-around with the Wild.

His 19-year National Hockey League career has been spent across eight teams, including a three-season stint with the Wild from 2010-2013.

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