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Michael Latta | Center | #46

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (72) / NAS
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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

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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

Michael Latta is expected to replace Stanislav Galiev in the lineup Wednesday night.

He is projected to play between Brooks Laich and Andre Burakovsky. Latta has one goal and two assists in 18 games this year.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Michael Latta will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Chris Brown, Chandler and Aaron Ness will also be scratched by the Capitals. Latta, 24, has one goal and three points in 18 games in 2015-16.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Michael Latta scored in Friday's 3-2 OT loss to the Calgary Flames.

The 24-year-old got Washington's comeback started as they were down 2-0 in the third period. They eventually forced overtime, but lost in the extra frame. The goal was Latta's first of the season. He has two points in just seven games. Jay Beagle also scored for the Capitals.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 10:20:00 PM

Michael Latta, Stanislav Galiev, and Taylor Chorney will each be scratched from Tuesday's tilt with the Rangers.

There's been just seven games played between Latta, Galiev, and Chorney combined this season. So if Coach Trotz doesn't trust them, neither should you.
Source: Dan Rosen
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Marcus Johansson
4Mike Richards
5Michael Latta
6Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Andre Burakovsky
3Jason Chimera
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Sill
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Stanislav Galiev
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
8Mike Weber
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Dan Ellis