Fukufuji Assigned To Royals From Manchester

READING, Pa. – The Reading Royals announced that goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji has been assigned to the team from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League.

Reading is the ECHL affiliate of the Monarchs of the AHL and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

Selected in the eighth round (238th overall) by the Kings in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, the 24-year-old was 15-9-4 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.91 and a save percentage of .917 in 29 regular season games for Reading in 2005-06 and 1-2 with a goals-against average of 3.37 and a save percentage of .888 in four Kelly Cup Playoff games for the Royals. He also played two games for Manchester where he was 1-1-0 with a goals-against average of 3.00 and a save percentage of .923.

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