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Florida Panthers Sign C Jon Matsumoto & D Matt Gilroy

Monday, 07.8.2013 / 1:00 PM ET / Transactions
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Florida Panthers Sign C Jon Matsumoto & D Matt Gilroy

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive VP & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with C Jon Matsumoto and Matt Gilroy on one-year, two way contracts.

Matusmoto, 26, has played in 14 National Hockey League games with Carolina (2011-12) and Florida (2012), recording two assists and four PIM. The Ottawa, Ont native played in 60 games with the Worcester Sharks (AHL), recording 32 points (14-18-32) and recorded a goal in five games with the Chicago Wolves (AHL) last season.

The 6-foot, 184-pound center has registered 314 points (139-175-314) in the AHL in seven professional seasons after playing in three years of college hockey at Bowling Green State University. Matsumoto was originally acquired by Florida on Jan. 18, 2012 along with forward Mattias Lindstrom from Carolina for forwards Evgeni Dadonov and AJ Jenks.

Gilroy, 28, has appeared in 209 National Hockey League games, with the NY Rangers (2009-11, 2012-13), Tampa Bay (2011-12) and Ottawa (2012), registering 46 points (10-36-46) and 61 PIM. The North Bellmore, NY, native played in 15 games with the Rangers and posted 15 points (6-9-15) in 34 games with the Connecticut Whale (AHL) last year.

The 6-foot-1, 199-pound blueliner played four years of college hockey at Boston University, earning ECAC All-Star and All-American team honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Gilroy captained Boston to a National Championship while being awarded the Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top US College Player) in his senior season in 2009 after posting 37 points (8-29-37) in 45 games.

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