October 13, 1986 |
Ottawa, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
Schwenninger Wild Wings
|NHL Draft||79th overall, 2006
Jonathan Richard Matsumoto (born October 13, 1986) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). 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.
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. After a season with the Wild Wings, Matsumoto joined fellow DEL competitor, Augsburger Panther on a one-year deal on July 23, 2015.
|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|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||29||6||5||11||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Schwenninger Wild Wings||DEL||52||14||10||24||36||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "San Jose loans Jon Matsumoto to Chicago Wolves". Chicago Wolves. 2013-04-08. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Florida Panthers sign Jon Matsumoto and Matt Gilroy". Florida Panthers. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
- "Wild Wings commit to Jon Matsumoto" (in German). Schwenninger Wild Wings. 2014-05-26. Retrieved 2014-05-26.
- "Panthers pick center Jon Matsumoto" (in German). Augsburger Panther. 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2015-07-23.