Fukufuji made history on December 15th 2006 when he became the first Japanese-born player to be assigned on an NHL team's active roster when he was called-up by the Kings on an emergency basis. He, however, didn't get the chance to play during that stint.
He made history once again on January 13th 2007. With Mathieu Garon sidelined with a broken finger, Fukufuji had been called up to serve as Barry Brust's back up. With Brust allowing 5 goals in two periods in a game against the St. Louis Blues, Kings' head coachMarc Crawford sent Fukufuji between the pipes to start the third period, thus giving him the chance not only to get his first NHL action in career, but also the very first by a Japanese born and trained player. He entered the game with the Blues leading 5-4 and played the whole third period (except for the last minute, where he was pulled). He blocked four of the five shots on him, and since he let in the winning goal to Denis Wideman, he was assessed the loss.