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Published July 04, 2012, 06:22 PM

Matt Cullen shares his hometown hero title

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Moorhead's Matt Cullen will have to share the Wild's hometown hero title.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) -- Moorhead's Matt Cullen will have to share the Wild's hometown hero title.

Cullen, who's entering his 15th season as a pro, told me that he found out about the signing on the internet like many others, but he did speak with Parise yesterday and gave the former Sioux some advice.

Cullen says, "We had a really good conversation and I think the fact that we are both from Minnesota. We have a few commonalities to talk about and kind of relate how fun it is to play in your home state and what a unique opportunity it is. So, it was nice to have a little chat about it. It's just huge for all of us. It helps our team a lot. Obviously, for our fans it's a big deal to have a fellow Minnesotan come in. So, it's just a really exciting time for the team."

Parise will wear number 11, while Suter will wear number 20. There's an introductory press conference set for Monday.

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