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Matsushima returns to Railers

Thursday, October 29th
Matsushima returns to Railers

Worcester, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed forward Eddie Matsushima to a contract for the 2020-21 season.

Matsushima, 26, is entering his second professional season after spending last season in the Southern Proessional Hockey League and ECHL. The Verona, Wisconsin native began the season in the SPHL with the Pensacola Ice Flyers where he registered 21 points (8g-13a) in 19 games. He played two games for the Orlando Solar Bears and then skated 14 games with the Maine Mariners where he tallied five points (3g-2a). Matsushima was acquired by Worcester on Feb. 12, 2020 and ended the season by recording four assists in 11 games with the Railers. 

Prior to professional hockey, Matsushima spent four seasons at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he accumulated 84 points (38g-46a) in 109 career games and was named to the WIAC All-Conference Team during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons. In addition, during the 2018-19 season, he was named to the AHCA Second Team All-American (West) after leading the Falcons in scoring with 31 points (14g-17a) in 28 games. 

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