Mark Cullen (ice hockey)

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Mark Cullen
Mark Cullen AHL.jpg
Born (1978-10-28) October 28, 1978 (age 35)
Moorhead, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Florida Panthers
Vityaz Podolsk
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] Cullen missed the start of the 2010–11 season, after rupturing an Achilles Tendon at the Panthers training camp.[2] 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.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks USHL 30 17 37 54 16 4 3 0 3 25
1998–99 Colorado College WCHA 42 8 25 33 22
1999–00 Colorado College WCHA 37 11 20 31 22
2000–01 Colorado College WCHA 31 20 33 53 26
2001–02 Colorado College WCHA 43 14 36 50 14
2002–03 Houston Aeros AHL 72 22 25 47 20 15 3 7 10 4
2003–04 Houston Aeros AHL 53 10 28 38 28 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 64 10 24 34 26 5 1 1 2 0
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 54 29 39 68 48 4 2 2 4 0
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 29 7 9 16 2
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 56 16 36 52 34
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 59 16 31 47 61
2008–09 Manitoba Moose AHL 56 14 25 39 22 20 4 9 13 0
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 62 21 32 53 16 4 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 28 5 9 14 6
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 58 10 36 46 30 10 4 6 10 2
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 6 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 23 0 1 1 8
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 19 7 10 17 4 12 1 6 7 4
NHL totals 38 7 10 17 4

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2006 United States WC 7 1 2 3 0
Senior int'l totals 7 1 2 3 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
NCAA
All-WCHA First Team 2000–01
All-WCHA First Team 2001–02
American Hockey League
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award 2005–06 [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panthers sign centre Mark Cullen". Florida Panthers. 2010-07-22. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Mark Cullen undergoes successful surgery on Achilles tendon". Florida Panthers. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Mark Cullen commits to Salzburg" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  4. ^ "Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award". American Hockey League. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

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