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Michael Latta
North American Skater
Guelph, OHL
Final Rank:  45 Midterm Rank:  42
Position:  Center Shoots:  Right
Height:  5' 11" Weight:  200
Born:  May 25, 1991    
Birthplace:  Kitchener, ON, CAN
Drafted:  NSH (3rd Round / 72nd Overall) - Player Page
• Latta started the season with the Ottawa 67’s, playing 23 games and recording 21 points (8-13-21) before being traded to the Guelph Storm at the end of November. In 42 games with Guelph, he totaled 36 points (14-22-36).

• He was selected to participate in the 2009 CHL Top Prospects Game where he claimed the accuracy shooting event during the skills competition, knocking out four targets on six shots.

• The St. Clements, Ontario native played for the Waterloo Minor Midgets in 2006-07 picking up 118 points in 73 games before making the jump to the OHL.

• Latta patterns his game after Philadelphia forward Mike Richards who was also his childhood hockey hero when he captained the Kitchener Rangers – “I like to try and play like Richards because he competes hard and plays a skilled, tough game”.

• He played his minor hockey in Waterloo, his first team was the Waterloo Rockies when he was five years old – “my brothers played and my mom wanted to sign me up”.

• Nicknamed “Latts”, he wears number 17 for Wendel Clark, one of his favorite players and his most embarrassing hockey moment was missing a wide open net on a penalty shot against Erie.

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GUELPH'S LATTA TRYING TO STAY ON RIGHT SIDE OF THE LINE

FAVORITES

NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
NHL Player: Mike Richards
Shootout move: “Fake shot, fake backhand to forehand”
Goal celebration: “Being with the boys”
Video game: NHL ‘09
Movie: Wedding Crashers
TV Show: Entourage
Actor: Sean William Scott
Cartoon: Simpsons
Website: Ontario Hockey League
Book: A million little pieces
Pump up song: “Hot revolver” by Lil’ Wayne
Restaurant: Kelsey’s
Sport (other than hockey): Basketball
Activity away from the rink: Swimming
Breakfast food: Eggs
Superhero: Superman

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2007-2008
OTTAWA
OHL
50
14
14
28
78
2008-2009
GUELPH
OHL
65
22
35
57
92




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