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NHL Veteran Cullen Teaches Kids in Sioux Falls

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  When you think of sports in South Dakota, the first things that come to mind are basketball, baseball, and football. Today, Matt Cullen was in Sioux Falls, looking to get people interested in a less popular sport around the area.

"To me this is something special for me to help hockey and for in an area like this to get hockey going a little more would be a good deal.  It's an area that is awfully close to where I live and it's nice to be down here and help with the hockey program." says Cullen.

  Cullen, a 17 year NHL veteran and Moorhead Minnesota native held a hockey clinic at the Sanford Fieldhouse. He played the last three seasons with the Minnesota Wild, but recently signed with the Nashville Predators, which was hard for him to leave home.

"It was a sad day in my house when we found out that we weren't coming back.  That's part of the business of hockey but playing in Minnesota and for the Wild was special for me." says Cullen.

  Cullen did win one Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes back in 2006, where his mustache became pretty famous.

"Saw a picture of your Stanley Cup celebration you had quite a mustache, you going to bring that back for another run? If we win another Stanley Cup run I'll bring it back, I promise." said Cullen.

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