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Michael Latta
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Born May 25, 1991 (1991-05-25) (age 28)
Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 2009
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2010–present

Michael Latta (born May 25, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing under contract to the Arizona Coyotes organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round (72nd overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

JuniorEdit

Prior to turning professional, Michael played major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Ottawa 67's and Guelph Storm.

He was drafted by the Nashville Predators at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (72nd overall).

ProfessionalEdit

After playing one more season in the OHL after being drafted, on April 14, 2010, Nashville signed Michael to a three-year, entry-level contract where he played for three seasons with the Predators' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

During the 2012–13 season, on April 3, 2013, at the NHL trade deadline, he was traded to the Washington Capitals along with Martin Erat in exchange for prospect Filip Forsberg.

He made his NHL debut with the Capitals in the 2013–14 season. He scored his first career NHL goal on November 15, 2013, against the Detroit Red Wings.

On July 1, 2016, after not being retained by the Capitals, he signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings.

After competing in training camp and pre-season with the Kings, Michael was reassigned to begin the 2016–17 season with AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign.

Michael played in 29 games with the Reign for 6 points before he was traded without making an appearance for the Kings to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Cameron Schilling on January 21, 2017.

Michael played out the season with the Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, regaining his scoring touch in contributing with 16 points in 32 games. As a restricted free agent, he was not extended a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks releasing him to free agency on June 26, 2017.

On July 4, 2017, Michael signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Ottawa 67's OHL 50 14 14 28 78 4 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Ottawa 67's OHL 23 8 13 21 32
2008–09 Guelph Storm OHL 42 14 22 36 60 4 0 2 2 12
2009–10 Guelph Storm OHL 58 33 40 73 157 5 2 7 9 14
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Guelph Storm OHL 68 34 55 89 158 6 5 5 10 11
2010–11 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 0 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 12
2011–12 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 51 14 13 27 100 3 0 1 1 2
2012–13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 67 9 26 35 184
2012–13 Hershey Bears AHL 9 1 2 3 14 5 2 1 3 6
2013–14 Washington Capitals NHL 17 1 3 4 12
2013–14 Hershey Bears AHL 52 14 20 34 134
2014–15 Washington Capitals NHL 53 0 6 6 68 4 0 0 0 2
2015–16 Washington Capitals NHL 43 3 4 7 50
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 29 2 4 6 67
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 32 3 13 16 61
NHL totals 113 4 13 17 130 4 0 0 0 2
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