Yutaka Fukufuji

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Yutaka Fukufuji
Yutaka Fukufuji.jpg
Born September 17, 1982 (1982-09-17) (age 34)
Kushiro, Hokkaidō, JPN
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Asia League team
Former teams
Nikkō Ice Bucks
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Kokudo Tokyo (Asia League)
National team Flag of Japan.svg Japan
NHL Draft 238th overall, 2004
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2002–present

Yutaka Fukufuji (born September 17, 1982) is a Japanese professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the Nikkō Ice Bucks of the Asia League. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings with the 238th overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Kings on January 13, 2007 and became the first Japanese player to start in a NHL game on January 16, 2007.[1] He returned to the Bakersfield Condors on September 10, 2007. He signed a contract with the Destil Trappers of the Eredivisie and played a full season with them before returning to Japan in 2010 to play with the Nikkō Ice Bucks.

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