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Michael Latta | Center | #17

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (72) / NAS
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Michael Latta has signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings.
He will make $600,000 on a one-way contract, according to a team source. Latta had six points and 50 penalty minutes in 43 games with Washington last year. He will probably be a bottom-six forward for the Kings. Jul 1 - 2:29 PM

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Michael Latta won't get a qualifying offer from Washington, according to his agent.

The Capitals acquired Lars Eller at the NHL Entry Draft from Montreal, so it seems like they believe Latta can be let go. He suited up in 43 games with Washington last season and he picked up seven points along with 50 penalty minutes.
Jun 27 - 4:54 PM

It's unclear where Michael Latta will fit in the Capitals' lineup next season.

He is a restricted free agent after playing in 43 games this past campaign. Latta contributed seven points and 50 penalty minutes. He was in the lineup just two times after the trade deadline and he appeared in four playoff contests. Latta could be back on the fourth line in 2016-17 with Mike Richards expected to leave via free agency.
Jun 20 - 10:11 AM

Michael Latta will be a healthy scratch on Saturday for the Penguins.

He will sit for the 11th straight playoff game. He will likely only see any playoff action in the event of an injury. Mike Weber and Stanislav Galiev will join him as healthy scratches.
Source: nhl.com
May 7 - 7:18 PM

Michael Latta returned to action on Tuesday April 5.

Latta collected 4:49 of ice time while collecting 7 PIMs in the contest. The 24 year-old has played in 42 games this season while collecting three goals and seven points.
Apr 6 - 2:34 AM

Michael Latta has not seen the ice since February 22.

Latta had the flu in February but he has been a healthy scratch ever since as the Capitals have been healthy. Latta will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season but he will likely re-sign with Washington as he is enjoying his time in the nation's capital. He has three goals and seven points in 41 games.
Mar 27 - 11:44 AM

Michael Latta has caught a flu bug that's been making it's way through the Capitals' locker room.

Latta is doubtful for Friday's game as a result. He has three goals and seven points in 41 games this season.
Feb 26 - 3:26 PM

Michael Latta will be the odd man out Saturday night when the Capitals visit the Dallas Stars

Latta has appeared in 37 games and scored three goals, six points and 38 penalty minutes.
Feb 13 - 7:54 PM

Michael Latta, Zach Sill, and Ryan Stanton were scratched from Sunday's tilt with the Rangers.

Of the three, only Latta has a modicum of fantasy value with 31 PIMs and 42 hits in 29 games thus far.
Jan 17 - 6:07 PM

Michael Latta is scratched in Thursday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

The 24-year-old missed the last game because of an arm injury, but he was supposed to be fit enough to play on tonight. Mike Richards will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 14 - 7:06 PM

Michael Latta is slated to play Thursday after he was a late scratch on Sunday night due to an arm injury.

The ailment has been lingering since he was hurt in a fight with Buffalo's Nicolas Deslauriers back on Dec. 28.
Jan 12 - 3:30 PM

Michael Latta and Ryan Stanton will be scratched from Tuesday's match with Boston.

Stanton has yet to make an appearance this season, but Latta has been marginally effective through 26 games. He's posted six points, 31 PIMs, and 37 hits. Which isn't quite enough to warrant a spot on your roster.
Source: Matt Kalman
Jan 5 - 6:24 PM

Michael Latta (arm) will return to the lineup Thursday.

He was injured in a fight with Buffalo's Nicolas Deslauriers on Monday night and sat out Wednesday's rematch versus the Sabres as a result. Latta has six points and 31 penalty minutes in 24 games.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Michael Latta sustained an arm injury in a fight with Buffalo's Nicolas Deslauriers on Monday night.

Coach Barry Trotz doesn't know the extent of the injury yet, but Latta will be evaluated on Tuesday. The fight was a retaliation to Deslauriers' hit on Justin Williams earlier in the second period.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 11:21:00 AM

Center Michael Latta, a former high-scoring junior who plays only occasionally with Washington and has been used primarily in a defensive role, contributed a goal and an assist in the Capitals' 2-1 triumph over the visiting Ottawa Senators Wednesday night.

Latta, replacing Stanlislav Galiev in the Washington lineup to help the Caps handle Ottawa offensive stars such as defenseman Erik Karlsson, opened the scoring at 14:06 of the first period to give Washington a 1-0 lead. At 5:43 of the second period, he assisted on John Carlson's game-winning goal. Carlson, also one of the top offensive-minded defensemen in the NHL, now has six goals on the season. Latta has two in 19 games. He also has three assists.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 09:56:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Michael Latta
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Teddy Purcell
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
5Adrian Kempe
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Rob Scuderi
7Zach Trotman
8Tom Gilbert
9Paul LaDue
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jeff Zatkoff