The Los Angeles Kings are parting ways with assistant general manager Mike Futa, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports.
The team said they will not be renewing Futa’s contract, per a statement to Friedman:
“The LA Kings will not be renewing the expiring contract of Mike Futa. We appreciate his contributions to our organization and are thankful for his effort and dedication.”
With Futa’s expertise being in the draft and amateur scouting department, the Kings will turn to their director of amateur scouting, Mark Yannetti, to run their draft, according to Friedman.
Considered a potential future GM candidate at the NHL level, Futa was most recently involved in the Carolina Hurricanes’ search for a new manager, before ultimately staying on with the Kings.
The Toronto native has previously served as the director of player personnel, vice president of hockey operations, and director of amateur scouting with the Kings, as well as the general manager of the organization’s AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign.