Matt Cullen announces NHL retirement after 21 seasons

Pittsburgh’s Matt Cullen scored against his former team to reach the 20-point mark for the 20th time in his NHL career.

Matt Cullen is officially calling it a career.

The veteran forward announced his retirement from the NHL in a video posted by the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team with which he won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017 and skated in his final NHL game this past spring.

Cullen, 42, finishes his career with 266 goals and 465 assists for 731 points in 1,516 career regular season games.

His career spanned 21 seasons and saw him suit up for eight different teams: the Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes (with whom he won his first Stanley Cup in 2006), New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, and Pittsburgh Penguins.

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