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Matsushima inks deal with Oilers


TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Oilers, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Anaheim Ducks and American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls, announced the signing of forward Eddie Matsushima.  

Matsushima joins the Oilers fresh off a Southern Professional Hockey League championship with Pensacola, producing 29 points (10g-19a) in 34 regular-season games with the Ice Flyers. Matsushima added an additional five points (3g-2a) in four playoff games and was named to the SPHL Second All-Star Team. 

The 27-year-old has totaled 63 points (24g-39a) in 67 career SPHL games. Matsushima has also appeared in 27 career ECHL games, logging nine points (3g-6a) between Maine and Worcester.

The Verona, Wisconsin native stayed in state for his college hockey, appearing in 109 games for the University of Wisconsin- River Falls while compiling 84 points (38g-46a) over his four seasons. Matsushima’s offensive output earned him All-Conference, Second Team All-American and Scholar-Athlete honors during his collegiate career.