Matt Cullen Forgoes Retirement, Signs With Wild

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Center Matt Cullen will return for a 20th season, although it won’t be with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The former Pens player signed a one-year deal to join the Minnesota Wild the team announced.

The Wild say Cullen will make $1 million plus $700,000 in potential performance bonuses.

The 40-year-old recorded 31 points in 72 games with the Penguins last season and won 51.2 percent of faceoffs.

He also added nine points in 25 playoff games for the Penguins.

This is Cullen’s second stint with Minnesota, he previously signed as free agent there in 2010.

Cullen is a native of Virginia, Minnesota.

He’s played for Anaheim, Florida, Carolina, the New York Rangers, Ottawa, Minnesota, Nashville and Pittsburgh during his 19 seasons.

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