Rob Blake, appointed general manager of the
Futa, highly regarded in the hockey world for his work with the Kings’ development system, had been the vice president of hockey operations and director of player personnel under
“Mike has made tremendous contributions to our hockey club over the years and he will be one of several people we are going to internally lean on,” Blake said in a news release issued by the Kings. “He and his department have enjoyed success here both with the
Futa just finished his 10th season with the Kings. He had been their director of amateur scouting but was elevated to the vice presidency in order to get him to stay after other teams inquired about his potential availability for jobs in their organizations.
Futa previously was general manager of the Owen Sound Attack of the junior-level OHL.