Mark Cullen (ice hockey)
October 28, 1978 |
Moorhead, MN, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|EC Red Bull Salzburg
|National team||United States|
Mark Daniel Cullen (born October 28, 1978) is an American professional ice hockey player for EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He is the younger brother of Nashville Predators player Matt Cullen.
Cullen was signed by the Minnesota Wild on April 8, 2002 after a four-year collegiate career at Colorado College. After three years of playing with the Houston Aeros of the AHL, Cullen signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on August 4, 2005. Splitting time with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL and Chicago in the 2005–06 season, Cullen saw his first NHL action by playing in 29 games.
He signed with the Philadelphia Flyers in the off-season and played in 3 games with the Flyers in 2006–07, spending most of his time with affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. He signed with the Detroit Red Wings on July 5, 2007, where he played for their minor league team the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. He then signed with the Vancouver Canucks on July 4, 2008. During the 2009–10 season he returned to the Chicago Blackhawks organization and played for the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
On July 22, 2010, Cullen signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Florida Panthers. Cullen missed the start of the 2010–11 season, after rupturing an Achilles Tendon at the Panthers training camp. On November 29, 2011, the Panthers recalled Cullen and he temporarily filled in as their fourth-line center for six games.
During the 2012–13 season, Cullen joined EC Red Bull Salzburg at the midpoint of their campaign for the remainder of the year from Vityaz Podolsk of the Kontinental Hockey League on December 16, 2012.
Regular season and playoffs
|1997–98||Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks||USHL||30||17||37||54||16||4||3||0||3||25|
|2007–08||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||59||16||31||47||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||58||10||36||46||30||10||4||6||10||2|
|2012–13||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||19||7||10||17||4||12||1||6||7||4|
|Senior int'l totals||7||1||2||3||0|
Awards and honours
|American Hockey League|
|Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award||2005–06|||
- "Panthers sign centre Mark Cullen". Florida Panthers. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Mark Cullen undergoes successful surgery on Achilles tendon". Florida Panthers. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- "Mark Cullen commits to Salzburg" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
- "Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award". American Hockey League. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21.