The York University Magazine recently interviewed LA Kings Assistant General Manager Mike Futa about his career since graduating from York University.
Clearly, his career path didn't disappoint.
From being fired from his first job in junior hockey to becoming an Assistant GM in the NHL, Futa has seen the ups and downs of hockey.
Fortunately for him, the highlights of his career feature recruiting Wayne Simmonds, Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli and more players that helped the Kings reach the ultimate success in 2012 and 2014.
"I remember people questioning Doughty's commitment to fitness," says Futa, smiling with the satisfaction of one of who gets to say I told you so. "But today he's arguably the best hockey player in the world."
Luckily for the Kings, Futa has signed a multi-year contract with the organization; hopefully with that extension will come more players that will contribute to the Kings' future success.