Matsumoto, who has registered 314 points in the AHL to go along with 14 games of NHL experience, becomes a member of the Panthers organization for the second time. He played in one game for the Cats in 2012 while spending 35 games with the Rampage after being acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes (with Mattias Lindstrom) in exchange for A.J. Jenks and Evgeni Dadonov.
Also signed to a one year, two-way deal was veteran defenseman Matt Gilroy. Gilroy, who has totaled 209 career NHL games, split time between the New York Rangers and the Connecticut Whale of the AHL last season. The Hobey Baker winner began his NHL career in 2009-10 after four seasons at Boston College.