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Penguins bring back Matt Cullen on a one-year, $1M deal

2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 12: Matt Cullen #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup after their 3-1 victory to win the Stanley Cup against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Final at SAP Center on June 12, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have brought back a veteran from last year’s Stanley Cup winning team. The club announced that they’ve signed Matt Cullen to a one-year, $1 million deal.

The 39-year-old had a relatively productive season last year, as he scored 16 goals and 16 assists, while playing in all 82 regular season games for the Penguins.

Cullen added four goals and six points in 24 post-season games.

The veteran is still more than capable of being an effective bottom-six player. Cullen has good speed and his ability to win faceoffs and kill penalties make him make him an important asset for Pittsburgh.

Cullen won a solid 55.7 percent of his draws last year. He was second on the team in shorthanded goals with three and first on the team in shorthanded points with six.

2016-17 will be Cullen’s 20th NHL season.