(born July 6, 1974) is a Canadian
professional ice hockey
player for the Pittsburgh Penguins
of the National Hockey League
(NHL). On July 1, 2011, he signed a one year, $1.5 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has also played for the New Jersey Devils
, Toronto Maple Leafs
, Chicago Blackhawks
and Nashville Predators
Sullivan was taken by the New Jersey Devils
in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft
ninth round, 233rd overall. Sullivan was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs
during the 1996–97 NHL season
, where he went on to score a (then) career high 40 points during the 1998–99 NHL season
Sullivan was then picked up off waivers in 1999 by the Chicago Blackhawks
. Sullivan posted a new career high of 75 points in the 2001–02 NHL season
Sullivan was traded to the Nashville Predators
for a second-round pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
) and a second-round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft
) on February 16, 2004.
Upon arriving in Nashville
, Sullivan put up 30 points in 24 games, including a hat trick
in his first game with the Predators, and 10 points in his first 3 games with the team.
He was named the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for October 9–16, 2005.
Sullivan sat out the entire 2007–08 NHL season
because of a back injury. He made his comeback on January 10, 2009, against the Chicago Blackhawks
. Due to his successful comeback during the 2008–09
season, Sullivan was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial......