Neutral Zone has named Brent Cullaton as a new Minnesota regional scout, and he’ll be one of two head scouts in that regional along with Stephon Williams. Cullaton has an extensive background as a player, including a 16-year professional career, as well as a coach at the junior and Minnesota high-school levels.
“Brent has a wealth of experience playing pro hockey for over 15 years and coaching at various levels of the game,” said NZ director, Brendan Collins. “He is going to be our leader in the region and we couldn’t be happier to have someone with his eye and his passion for the game of hockey.”
Cullaton played junior hockey for the Pembroke Lumber Kings in the CJHL from 1992-93 before playing one season at Miami (NCAA). From there, he played professional hockey from 1996-2013, including four seasons spent in the AHL. In total, he appeared in 917 professional games.
“I’m very excited to join the Neutral Zone family,” Cullaton said. “I firmly believe they have a terrific platform to assist players in being noticed at every level of the game. I also look forward to becoming a guidepost for all players to be identified, scouted and promoted on their own personal journey in the game of hockey.”
Cullaton began his coaching career in 2009, spending three seasons as the head coach with the Boulder Jr. Bison in the WSHL. In 2012-13 he spent the season playing for the Denver Cutthroats in the CHL while also serving as the team’s Director of Hockey Operations.
Cullaton returned to coaching in 2013, guiding the St. Louis Lady Blues for three seasons at the 14U and 16U levels. For the past three seasons, he has been an assistant coach at Lakeville North High School in Minnesota.
Cullaton will remain based out of Minnesota and will cover prospects throughout the region.