Michael Latta (born May 25, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing for Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Latta was selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round, 72nd overall, at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
May 25, 1991|
St. Clements, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
Kunlun Red Star
72nd overall, 2009|
Prior to turning professional, Latta 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 on June 26, 2009, at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, 72nd overall.
After playing one more season in the OHL after being drafted, on April 14, 2010, Nashville signed Latta to a three-year, entry-level contract. He played three seasons with the Predators' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.
On July 1, 2016, after not being retained by the Capitals, Latta 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, Latta was reassigned to begin the 2016–17 season with AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign. Latta featured 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. Latta 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, Latta was not extended a qualifying offer by the Blackhawks releasing him to free agency on June 26, 2017. On July 4, 2017, Latta signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes. On December 14, the Coyotes traded Latta to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Ryan Kujawinski.
Having left the KHL at the conclusion of his contract, Latta remained a free agent to start the 2019–20 season. On November 14, 2019, Latta agreed to join Swedish outfit, Färjestad BK of the SHL, on a one-year contract.
|2018–19||Kunlun Red Star||KHL||51||5||9||14||71||—||—||—||—||—|
- Michael Latta Nashville Predators - 2011-2012 Bio - Nashville Predators - Team
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- "Capitals acquire Martin Erat and Michael Latta from Nashville". Washington Capitals. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- Carrera, Katie (November 16, 2013). "Michael Latta records first NHL goal, helps key Caps' comeback against Red Wings". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
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- "Blackhawks acquire Michael Latta from Kings for Cam Schilling". Sportsnet.ca. 2017-01-21. Retrieved 2017-01-21.
- "Blackhawks tender qualifying offers". secondcityhockey.com. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
- "Coyotes sign Latta to one-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
- "Devils acquire forward Michael Latta from Arizona". NHL.com. December 14, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- Modi, Namish (July 18, 2018). "Kitchener's Michael Latta signs with KHL's HC Kunlun Red Star in China". kitchenerpost.com. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- @Latta17 (July 18, 2018). "Excited to start a new adventure in the KHL. Thanks to the Kunlun Red stars for giving me the opportunity. #summersover" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Michael Latta ready for Farjestad". Färjestad BK. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
- Mahiban, Dhiren (June 24, 2016). "NHL draft: Logan Stanley's size his biggest asset". nbcsports.com. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- Mike G. Morreale (May 12, 2016). "Defenseman Stanley using size to advantage". NHL.com. Retrieved March 27, 2018.