Via Angry Asian Man: L.A. Kings goaltender Yutaka Fukufuji recently became the NHL's first Japanese player. (He started the third period versus St. Louis, stopping five shots and allowing the game winner.)
Or was he the first? The Dizzies takes you back in time...It's 1974...The Buffalo Sabres draft Taro Tsujimoto, of the Tokyo Katanas...GMs across the league wonder what sort of player he is...
Oh come now, you remember—don't you?