I had the pleasure of seeing him play his first AHL game (which he won) in Springfield. I was very impressed by his performance. His positioning was solid, he is very quick laterally (post to post) and he controlled the puck well not giving up many rebounds.
Good that hes playing well. His numbers are identical to Brusts who did his over the 6 games to begin the year with the Monarchs. Both goalies Fuji and Brust will end up being good NHL backups in the future.
If Fukufuji continues to play well will he be the starter for the Monarchs? How has his play compared to that of Brust, and Hauser?
Not this year. Hauser is the #1 and will get the bulk of the games. Probably on the order of 3 to 1. The plan is to have Fukufuji and Brust rotate between Manchester & Reading on a month to month basis. Brust played great when he was here earlier this season and in the 2 games Fukufuji has started, he has looked very solid as well.