ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled center Michael Latta and defenseman Dmitry Orlov from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Latta, 22, made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 1. Latta played in two games for the Capitals this season, registering one shot and three hits. In six games with Hershey this season, Latta has collected four points (two goals, two assists) and 25 penalty minutes. The 6’0”, 212-pound center split last season between Milwaukee (AHL) and Hershey, registering 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists) and 198 penalty minutes in 76 games. The Kitchener, Ontario, native has registered 70 points (26 goals, 44 assists) and 325 penalty minutes in 137 career AHL regular-season games.
Orlov, 22, has earned six points (one goal, five assists) in six games with Hershey this season. The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native tallied an AHL career-high four points (one goal, three assists) on Oct. 19 in the Bears’ 4-0 win over the St. John’s IceCaps. The 5’11”, 211-pound defenseman has appeared in 65 regular-season games for the Capitals, registering 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) and 18 penalty minutes. Orlov was drafted by Washington in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
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