On Thursday October 29th, the Worcester Railers announced the signing of American forward Eddie Matsushima. The two sides agreed to terms on a standard player contract for the upcoming season. Matsushima, 26-years-old, will be entering his third year of professional hockey.
Prior to making the jump pro, the lefty spent four years playing with the Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons in the NCAA. Doing so from 2015-2019, Matsushima played 109 games, scoring 38 goals along with 46 assists. In 2018-19, he made the jump to pro hockey, joining the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL.
There, he recorded six goals along with seven assists in 14 games played. In 2019-20, Matsushima re-joined the Flyers, racking up eight goals along with 13 assists. He did so in 19 games, a total he combined between three ECHL hockey clubs.
The forward would begin the season having played in two games with the Orlando Solar Bears. Following that, he would join the Maine Mariners, playing 14 games, scoring three goals and two assists. He then wrapped up the season in Worcester, collecting four assists for four points in 11 games.