1. Yuto is a Japanese playmaking center hailing from Tomakomai.
2. He made his international debut as a 16-year old in 2009 when he suited up for Japan in the @iihfhockey D1 U-18 World Junior Championships and captured a Bronze medal. The next year, he scored 6 points in 5 games for the U-18s.
3. The following season, he went to Sweden to play for the @moraiklive junior team, notching 22 points in 40 games. He also captained Japan’s U-20 team at the World Junior Championships to their Gold medal, leading the team in scoring with 7 points in 5 games.
4. In 2013, Yuto went pro, and he played for teams in Japan, U.S., Sweden, and Finland. He has suited up for the @redeagleshokkaido, @danburytitansofficial, Berlin River Drivers, @carolinatbirds, @oiksteelers, and @muikhockey.
5. This year, Yuto was part of Japan’s Silver medal D1B World Championship team.