Penguins veteran Matt Cullen retires at 42

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Cullen helped the Penguins capture back-to-back titles in 2016 and '17

Penguins veteran Matt Cullen retires at 42

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Matt Cullen skates during an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH, Pa (WKBN) – Veteran Matt Cullen, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins, announced his retirement Wednesday at the age of 42.

Cullen was also the oldest player to ever appear in a game for the Penguins. He made the announcement in a video and essay posted on the team’s website.

Cullen won three Stanley Cups total, his first with Carolina in 2006 and then captured back-to-back titles with Pittsburgh in 2016 and ’17.

A second-round pick of Anaheim in 1996, Cullen played for the Ducks, Hurricanes, Panthers, Wild, Penguins, Panthers, Predators, Rangers and Senators.

He finishes with 266 goals and 465 assists.

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