|Nov. 3 7:36 AM PT8:36 AM MT9:36 AM CT10:36 AM ET14:36 GMT22:36 7:36 AM MST9:36 AM EST18:36 UAE10:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Cullen scored his first goal of the season and added an assist on his 41st birthday, helping Minnesota beat the Canadiens 6-3 on Thursday night.
Analysis: The NHL's second-oldest player to Calgary's Jaromir Jagr, Cullen now has three goals and four assists in eight games on his birthday. "Obviously, it's fun to play this long, and I enjoy playing," Cullen said. Cullen returned to his native Minnesota in the offseason to end a steady career after winning back-to-back Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh the past two seasons. Thursday marked his 1,500th NHL game, including the regular season and playoffs, which ranks 46th all-time.
|Aug. 16 11:16 AM PT12:16 PM MT1:16 PM CT2:16 PM ET18:16 GMT2:16 11:16 AM MST1:16 PM EST22:16 UAE14:16 ETNaN:� BRT - The Wild and Cullen have agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract, bringing him back to his home state for a 21st season in the NHL.
Analysis: Cullen played the last two years with Pittsburgh, winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Penguins. He played three seasons for the Wild from 2010-13, his first return to Minnesota since launching his career at Moorhead High School and St. Cloud State. Cullen, who will turn 41 on Nov. 2, had 13 goals and 18 assists in 72 games in 2016-17 for the Penguins.