Yutaka Fukufuji

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Yutaka Fukufuji
Yutaka Fukufuji.jpg
Born (1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 39)
Kushiro, Hokkaidō, Japan
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
ALIH team
Former teams
Nikkō Ice Bucks
Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
Manchester Monarchs (AHL)
Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL)
Kokudo Tokyo (Asia League)
Nikkō Ice Bucks(Asia League)
National team  Japan
NHL Draft 238th overall, 2004
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2002–present
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 2011 Astana-Almaty Ice hockey

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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  1. "Fukufuji Proud Of Season As He Looks Forward". kingshockey.com. 2012-01-30. Retrieved 2012-01-30.

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