Brian Cullen

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Birthdate 11 November 1933
Birthplace Ottawa
Year Inducted 1992
Category Athlete
Sport Hockey

BIOGRAPHY

Brian Cullen started his hockey career for the St. Catharines Jr. A Teepee team.  Cullen’s team went on to become the Memorial Cup Champion in 1954, and in his league he was also able to create a record of 68 goals and 161 points during the 1954 season.  Brian won the Red Tilson Trophy, and was the M.V.P. Ontario Junior for 1954.  Over the years Brian played minor pro hockey in Buffalo, Pittsburg, Winnipeg and Rochester.  During his time in Winnipeg he was able to attain title of Rookie of the Year in 1956.  From 1954-1961 Cullen was able to play in the N.H.L. when there were still just six teams in the league.  One of the best 18 centers in the world at that time, Cullen as able to attain 56 goals, and 100 assists over 326 games.  Since his hockey career, Brian Cullen now operates a GM dealership in St. Catharines, is a race horse owner, with a 3rd in Queen’s Plate, and a 4th in Queen’s Plate & Winner of the Breeder’s Stake.

SPORT AFFILIATIONS

  • St. Catharines Jr. A Teepee
  • Minor Pro Hockey at Buffalo, Pittsburg, Winnipeg, Rochester
  • N.H.L. 1954-1961

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Memorial Cup Champions 1954
  • League Record 68 Goals, 161 Points 1954
  • Won Red Tilson Trophy – M.V.P., Ontario Jr. 1954
  • Rookie of the Year – Winnipeg 1956
  • One of the 18 Best Centers in the World at the time