October 13, 1986 |
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
|NHL Draft||79th overall, 2006
Jonathan Richard Matsumoto (born October 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently under contract to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is married to Figure Skater Kristen Brady-Matsumoto.
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. 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. 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. The game was also his first multi-goal game in the NHL, as he added a second goal in the third period.
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.
On July 8, 2013, Matsumoto returned to the Florida Panthers organization as a free agent, signing a one-year contract.
|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|
|2011–12||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||35||10||16||26||28||10||4||9||13||8|
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