Cullen is from North Oaks, Minnesota and has a rigorous background with sports and training. He played with Mounds View Association growing up until high school, playing and competing in a plethora of sports including golf, soccer, lacrosse, football, baseball, track, weight lifting and hockey.

Growing up on the golf course, he dedicated the majority of his time towards golf and hockey. Right away, he enjoyed extra stick handling sessions before school and skating classes. He spent his summers playing AAA hockey and attending many camps, during this time he gained insight to hockey around the country.

As a sophomore he transferred from Mounds View High School to St Paul Academy to play out his 3 years of Varsity hockey. During his senior year his team earned a spot in the State Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center, a goal he had always strived for in his playing career.

Upon graduating from high school Cullen decided to pursue his hockey career further. After meeting with both junior and college teams and scouts, he made the decision to play junior hockey, beginning with the Fairbanks Icedogs. Cullen made a stop with the Shreveport Mudbugs before coming home to Minnesota to cap his career with the Minnesota Magicians. Throughout both his high school and junior careers in the duration of six years, Cullen has coached all levels, from players who have put on skates for the first time to players who play professionally.

Cullen’s favorite part about 15 years of hockey was competing in the postseason and in high stakes situations. Being an athlete is something Cullen has put a great amount of time into participating in and teaching.

Cullen joined MAP and FHIT in the Spring of 2022 and hopes to continue to build great characters through training. Being able to go through the schedule of the programs here gives players the opportunity to build the discipline and carry the habits needed to be successful not only in day-to-day living, but in hockey.

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