Jon Matsumoto

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Jon Matsumoto
Jon Matsumoto 2010 11 28.jpg
Born (1986-10-13) October 13, 1986 (age 28)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Schwenninger Wild Wings
Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 79th overall, 2006
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2007–present

Jonathan Richard Matsumoto (born October 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Schwenninger Wild Wings of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He is married to Figure Skater Kristen Brady-Matsumoto.

Playing career[edit]

Matsumoto began playing collegiate hockey for the Bowling Green State University Falcons during the 2004-05 season. He became just the third freshman in Falcons' history to lead the team in scoring. After two successful seasons, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round, 79th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Following his junior season, he began working out with the Flyers' AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms. Flyers' management liked what they saw, and on March 14, 2007, Matsumoto decided to forgo his senior season and signed an entry level contract with the Flyers.[1] He was assigned to the Phantoms and made his professional debut on March 16, 2007.

On June 26, 2010, Philadelphia traded Matsumoto to the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2010 seventh-round draft pick.[2] Four months later Matsumoto made his NHL debut on November 1 against the Flyers. Matsumoto scored his first NHL goal on November 3, 2010 against Rick DiPietro of the New York Islanders.[3] The game was also his first multi-goal game in the NHL, as he added a second goal in the third period.[3]

Matsumoto was traded by the Hurricanes to the Florida Panthers on January 18, 2012, (with Mattias Lindström) in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov and A. J. Jenks.[4]

On July 12, 2012, Matsumoto was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks. He was directly assigned to the Worcester Sharks to start the 2012–13 season due to the NHL lockout. After scoring 32 points in 60 games, Matsumoto was loaned to the Chicago Wolves to end the year on April 8, 2013.[5]

On July 8, 2013, Matsumoto returned to the Florida Panthers organization as a free agent, signing a one-year contract.[6]

After spending the first 7 professional seasons of his career in North America, on May 26, 2014, Matsumoto agreed to his first European contract, signing a one-year deal with German club, Schwenninger Wild Wings of the DEL.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Cumberland Grads CJHL 51 31 32 63 26 7 5 5 10 6
2004–05 Bowling Green State University CCHA 36 18 14 32 22 2 2 0 2 0
2005–06 Bowling Green State University CCHA 36 20 28 48 43 2 2 0 2 0
2006–07 Bowling Green State University CCHA 38 11 22 33 70 2 0 2 2 4
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 16 2 2 4 10
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 77 20 24 44 52 12 2 2 4 10
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 78 29 34 63 77 4 1 2 3 4
2009–10 Adirondack Phantoms AHL 80 30 32 62 50
2010–11 Charlotte Checkers AHL 65 20 28 48 36 15 3 5 8 12
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 13 2 0 2 4
2011–12 Charlotte Checkers AHL 41 13 21 34 22
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 35 10 16 26 28 10 4 9 13 8
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 60 14 18 32 30
2012–13 Chicago Wolves AHL 5 1 0 1 0
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 29 6 5 11 24
NHL totals 14 2 0 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2007-03-14). "Matsumoto Leaves BGSU". College Hockey News. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  2. ^ Preston, Ken (2010-06-26). "Canes Acquire Jonathan Matsumoto From Flyers". Carolina Hurricanes. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Islanders vs. Hurricanes". Carolina Hurricanes. November 4, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Panthers trade Dadonov, Jenks to Hurricanes for Lindstrom". The Sports Network. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  5. ^ "San Jose loans Jon Matsumoto to Chicago Wolves". Chicago Wolves. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  6. ^ "Florida Panthers sign Jon Matsumoto and Matt Gilroy". Florida Panthers. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  7. ^ "Wild Wings commit to Jon Matsumoto" (in German). Schwenninger Wild Wings. 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2014-05-26. 

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