Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David Cullen
David Cullen was born December 30, 1976 in St. Catharines, Ontario. A graduate of the University of Maine, Cullen is an offensive defenceman who played four years at Maine and was instrumental in the team's National Championship in 1999.

Cullen had his most poductive year in 1998-99 with 44 points (11-33-44) in 41 games and was named to Hockey East's First All-Star Team, the NCAA East First All-Star Team, the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team and the First Team Titan All-American Team.

After successful career at Maine, Cullen joined the Phoenix Coyotes organization in 1999 and spent the better part of his first three seasons with the team's AHL affiliate in Springfield tallying a career high 42 points (13-29-42) during the 2000-01 season.

During his three seasons with the Coyotes organization, Cullen saw limited action with the parent club and was subsequently traded to the Minnesota Wild in January of 2002. Upon his arrival in Minnesota, Cullen played in only a handful of games with the Wild while seeing most of playing time with the team's AHL affiliate in Houston, helping the team capture the 2003 Calder Cup title.

The Buffalo Sabres signed Cullen as a free agent in July of 2003 and sent the defenceman to the club's AHL afilliate in Rochester. Cullen has since suited up for the Rochester Americans in three straight seasons.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Thorold Blackhawks ON-Jr.B 34 4 6 10 28
1993-94 Thorold Blackhawks ON-Jr.B 40 10 35 45 26
1994-95 Thorold Blackhawks ON-Jr.B 36 16 30 46 12
1995-96 University of Maine H-East 34 2 4 6 22
1996-97 University of Maine H-East 35 5 25 30 8
1997-98 University of Maine H-East 36 10 27 37 24
1998-99 University of Maine H-East 41 11 33 44 24
1999-00 Springfield Falcons AHL 78 10 21 31 57 +5 2 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +1
2000-01 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 13 29 42 40 -18
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 14 0 0 0 6 -5
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 15 1 4 5 4 -9
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -3
2001-02 Houston Aeros AHL 38 5 15 20 4 -4 13 0 6 6 6
2002-03 Houston Aeros AHL 72 2 27 29 42 +10 23 3 4 7 14
2003-04 Rochester Americans AHL 75 12 35 47 26 -15 16 1 4 5 6
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 43 2 19 21 25 -11 9 2 3 5 4
2005-06 Rochester Americans AHL 68 5 28 33 72 +4
2006-07 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 51 4 15 19 73 9 1 2 3 2
2007-08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 39 3 8 11 42 -6 11 1 4 5 8
2007-08 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 18 0 4 4 22
NHL Totals 19 0 0 0 6


Hockey East First All-Star Team (1999)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1999)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, April 16, 1999. Traded to Minnesota by Phoenix for Sebastien Bordeleau, January 4, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 28, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Dusseldorf (Germany), July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), July 30, 2007.
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