ECHL Transactions: Tusa Oilers 03/06/2024

On Wednesday, the Tulsa Oilers were involved in two player moves. Forward Eddie Matsushima was recalled by the San Diego Gulls in the AHL, and defenseman Liam Markhauser signed a player contract out of college.

30-year-old Verona, Wisc. native Matsushima received his first call-up to the AHL and the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday. He started his professional career with the Pensacola Ice Flyers of the SPHL in the 2018-19 season. Matsushima played 33 games for the Ice Flyers before moving up to the Orlando Solar Bears in 2019-20. He signed with the Tulsa Oilers in 2021 and has been a foundational player. Matsushima is having his best season this year, with 22 goals and 45 points in 39 games. His 45 points are good enough for first in the scoring on the team.

Photo by: Les Stockton for Les Stockton Photography

25-year-old Kanata, ON. native Markhauser signed a player contract Wednesday. He played on the blue line for the University of Ottawa over the last four years, scoring three goals and 29 points in 47 games. He joins a crowded defense with eight other players available for Coach Murray to insert into the lineup.

Photo by: Elite Prospects Website

On Wednesday, the Tulsa Oilers travel to Wichita, Kan., to play the Wichita Thunder at 7:05 p.m. at INTRUST Bank Arena. 

James Slemp

I write for and photograph the Florida Everblades for ITR. I am a retiree that has turned my hobby of photography into a business. I currently live in Sarasota, Florida with my wife, Christy, but I'm originally from California. My previous career has taken me all over the US and the world and I definitely enjoy traveling. I've played hockey for over 30 years, learning as an adult, and love the game.

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