Pittsburgh and Penguins fans could not be happier to have Matt Cullen, aka “Dad”, back for one more season. However, Cullen and his sons might be even happier to be back in the ‘Burgh and with the Penguins organization. Joey, Wyatt, and Brooks Cullen love Pittsburgh and their dad’s Penguins teammates. Over the summer, since he signed back with the Penguins, the Penguins media crew met up with the Cullen’s and did a series on them. In one picture, his son could be seen wearing a Penguins shirt but not with his dad’s name on the back. Instead, the Cullen kids wear Pens gear with their favorite players on the back such as Evgeni Malkin and of course Sidney Crosby.
Crosby is a bit of a legend in the Cullen household. First off, the oldest Cullen boy, Brooks, has a huge Fathead wall display featuring Crosby in his bedroom. Also, part of the media series covered knee hockey tournaments in the Cullen’s basement with special guests. Crosby was named the “best goalie” and Hornqvist took home the title of “best player” while Phil Kessel wasn’t as good as his sister, Amanda, and Carl Hagelin was too “slow”.
It was cool to see into their lives outside of hockey (although their lives outside of hockey still contains a lot of hockey). Matt Cullen will always be the Dad of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh will always be a second home for this Dad.