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Jon Matsumoto
Jon Matsumoto
Number: 18
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 13, 1986
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: Acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Washington’s seventh-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (Richard Blidstrand), June 26, 2010.
Drafted: PHI / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (79th overall)
2010-11 SEASON
Completed his first NHL season with Carolina, netting two goals in 13 games on the NHL level… Also played 65 games on the American Hockey League (AHL) level for Charlotte, totaling 48 points (20g, 28a)… Was recalled from Charlotte three times, with his first-ever NHL recall coming on 10/31… Made his NHL debut at PHI (11/1)… Beat Rick DiPietro for his first NHL goal at 15:48 of the first period, and added a second goal in the third period vs. NYI (11/3)… Also took his first NHL penalty (holding the stick), was (+2) and was named third star… Served NHL stints for Carolina from 12/29-12/30 and 1/7-1/9… Ranked sixth among Charlotte skaters in scoring for the season… Was tied for first among Checkers in shorthanded goals (2) and tied for first in power-play goals (10)… Reached the 20-goal mark on the AHL level for the fourth consecutive season… Matched his AHL career-high with four game-winning goals… Earned 10 points (3g, 7a) in the first 10 games of the season for the Checkers, including a three-point effort (1g, 2a) vs. Adirondack (10/22)… Had 14 points (7g, 7a) in the 15 AHL games prior to his second NHL recall of the season on 12/29… Earned his second three-point night of the season with two goals and an assist vs. Norfolk (2/3)… Was a healthy extra for one NHL game (11/24)… Multi-goal games: 1 (11/3 vs. NYI: 2g, 0a)…Multi-point games: 1 (11/3 vs. NYI: 2g, 0a).

Ranked tied for fifth among Checkers skaters with eight points (3g, 5a) in 15 Calder Cup Playoff games, as Charlotte advanced to the conference final before falling to Binghamton… Netted the game-winning goal in Game 1 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (4/28).

Acquired at the 2010 Draft from Philadelphia in exchange for Washington’s seventh-round selection… Had totaled 221 points (101g, 120a) and 225 penalty minutes in 316 career American Hockey League (AHL) games entering 2011-12… Had two points (2g, 0a) in 13 NHL games, all with Carolina, entering 2011-12… Played three collegiate seasons for Bowling Green, totaling 113 points (49g, 64a) in 110 games.

2003-04: Completed his only full season for the Cumberland Grads and was named the CJHL Rookie of the Year after leading all league rookies with 63 points (31g, 32a) in 51 games.

2004-05: Became just the third freshman in Bowling Green history to lead the team in scoring, notching 32 points (18g, 14a) in 36 games… Also led the Falcons in goals (18), power-play goals (10), gamewinning goals (5) and shot percentage (18.9%)… Was twice named CCHA Rookie of the Week (10/25 and 11/15)… Scored a goal in each of his first three collegiate games, earning five points (3g, 2a) during that span.

2005-06: Ranked tied for 20th in the nation in scoring with 48 points (20g, 28a) in 36 games for Bowling Green… Was 14th in the country in points per game (1.33), tied for sixth in power-play goals (12), tied for 21st goals (20) and tied for 23rd in assists (28).

2006-07: Led Bowling Green in scoring, totaling 33 points (11g, 22a) in 38 games for the Falcons… Also led Falcons skaters in assists (22)… Became the 68th player in Bowling Green history to reach 100 career points… Began his professional career at the conclusion of his collegiate season, skating in 16 games for the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) and earning four points (2g, 2a)… Skated in his first professional game vs. Rochester (3/16)… Scored his first professional goal and added an assist vs. Bridgeport (3/18).

2007-08: Was tied for fourth among Philadelphia Phantoms in goals (20) and was tied for the team lead in power-play goals (11) during his first full professional season… Totaled 44 points (20g, 24a) in 77 games, ranking tied for fifth on the team in points and tied for sixth in assists… Was named Toyota Phantoms Player of the Month for October after posting 11 points (5g, 6a) in nine games… Made his Calder Cup Playoff debut, completing the postseason with four points (2g, 2a) in 12 games as Philadelphia topped Albany in seven games before falling to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the second round… Scored his first professional playoff goal in Game 4 of East Division Semifinal vs. Albany.

2008-09: Was tied for first on the Phantoms in goals (29) and second on the team in points (63), skating in 78 games… Led the team in shots on goal (225) and was third among Phantoms in assists (34)… His 34 assists and 63 points were AHL career highs… Recorded a hat trick in a 7-4 win vs. Grand Rapids (3/28)… Had three points (1g, 2a) in four playoff games, as the Phantoms were swept by eventual Calder Cup champion Hershey in the opening round.

2009-10: Led the Adirondack Phantoms with 30 goals and 62 points, playing in all 80 of the team’s games… Established AHL career highs in games played (80) and goals (30)… Ranked tied for 10th in the AHL in goals (10) and tied for sixth in shots (249)… Played for the Canadian team in the 2010 AHL All-Star Classic in Portland, ME… Won the accuracy shooting event at the 2010 AHL All-Star Skills Competition by hitting all four targets in five shots… Had a five-game goal streak from 3/24-4/2 (5g, 3a), which tied for the seventhlongest goal streak in the AHL on the season.