When last seen in a Penguins uniform, Matt Cullen was soaked in champagne in the visitors' locker room at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The night was June 11, 2017, and the Penguins had just captured their second straight Stanley Cup championship in a game in which the 40-year-old played more minutes than any Pittsburgh forward. More than Sidney Crosby. More than Evgeni Malkin or Phil Kessel.
Surrounding him, his teammates implored Cullen with chants of "One more year! One more year!"
Thing is, Cullen did come back for one more year. It just wasn't with the Penguins.