Matt Cullen retires after 21 seasons
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Veteran forward Matt Cullen announced his retirement after 21 NHL seasons on Wednesday.

Cullen last suited up for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but also had stints with the Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New York Rangers, and Ottawa Senators after being drafted 35th overall in 1996.

The 42-year-old was the oldest player in the league last season, and his retirement gives way for Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara to take over that title.

Cullen hangs up his skates with three Stanley Cups on his resume, winning two with Pittsburgh (2016, 2017) and one with Carolina (2006). He also ranks 19th all time in games played (1,516) and finishes his career with 731 points.

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