Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Michael Latta
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 05/25/1991
AGE: 24
DRAFTED: NSH: 2009-72 overall
First NHL Game:
10/1/13 (WSH 4 at CHI 6)
First NHL Goal:
11/15/13 (WSH 4 at DET 3 SO, Howard)
First NHL Assist:
11/2/13 (WSH 3 vs FLA 2)
Most Goals in a Game:
1 (11/15/13, WSH 4 at DET 3 SO)
Most Assists in a Game:
2 (12/18/14, WSH 5 at CBJ 4 OT)
Most Points in a Game:
2 (12/18/14, WSH 5 at CBJ 4 OT)
Most Shots in a Game:
2 (5 times, last: 3/26/15, WSH 3 vs NJ 2 OT)
Most PIM in a Game:
10 (2 times, last: 4/11/15, WSH 2 vs NYR 4)
Most Ice Time in a Game:
13:54 (11/4/14, WSH 3 vs CGY 4 OT)
Multiple Point Games:
1 (12/18/14, WSH 5 at CBJ 4 OT, 2A)
Longest Goal Streak:
Longest Assist Streak:
Longest Point Streak:
Penalty Shots: None
Shootouts: 0/1
Led all Capitals rookies in penalty minutes (80) and hits (91) ... Tallied an assist vs. NYR (4/11)
... Earned an assist at SJ (2/11) ... Tallied two assists at CBJ (12/18), marking his first career
multi-assist and multi-point game ... Earned an assist at NJ (12/6) ... Won 3 of 3 faceoffs at
COL (11/20) ... Earned an assist at CGY (10/25) ... Registered three hits in 8:08 of ice time at
EDM (10/22) ... Registered five penalty minutes and three hits at BOS (10/11) ... Made his NHL
playoff debut in Game 1 of the ECQF vs. NYI (4/15) and won 7 of 9 faceoffs (77.8%).
2013-14: Earned an assist vs. OTT (11/27) ... Scored his first career NHL goal at DET (11/15) ...
Registered an assist at PHX (11/9) ... Earned his first NHL point with an assist vs. FLA (11/2)
... Won nine of 14 faceoffs (64%) at PHI (11/1) ... Made his NHL debut and skated in 6:04 of
ice time at CHI (10/1) ... Missed game 10 games (12/17-1/9) due to injury ... Registered 34
points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 52 games with the Hershey Bears (AHL) this season ... Ranked
seventh on the team in points, goals and assists. 2012-13: Appeared in 67 games for Milwaukee
(AHL) ... Ranked second on Milwaukee in assists (26) and fourth in points (35) ... Traded to
WSH along with Martin Erat in exchange for Filip Forsberg, (4/3) ... Skated in nine games for
Hershey (AHL) ... Appeared in five playoff games for the Bears ... Ranked t-3rd on the team in
goals and t-4 in points during the postseason. 2011-12: One of three American Hockey League
rookies to post at least 25 points and 100 penalty minutes ... Tied for 13th in the AHL, and led
the Admirals, in shooting percentage (18.2) ... Tied for the team lead in shootout goals (3), and
ranked second on the club in shootout percentage (.600).
Junior Career
2010-11: Served as a co-captain of the Guelph Storm (OHL) ... Ranked ninth in the OHL in
points (89) and tied for fifth in assists (55) ... Ranked fourth in the OHL in penalty minutes (158)
and 11th in power-play assists (24) ... The only player in the OHL to post more than 60 points
and more than 120 penalty minutes ... Finished first in the “Best on Face-offs” category and
second in the “Best Stickhandler” category in the annual OHL Western Conference Coaches’
Poll in 2011 ... Guelph’s nominee for the 2011 Mickey Renaud Captain’s Trophy for leadership
on and off the ice ... Co-recipient of Glad Mowatt Award as Guelph team MVP in 2011, in
addition to being award the Storm’s 2011 Leadership Award, Biltmore Hat Trick Award (teamhigh
three hat tricks), and Tony Camilleri Memorial Playmaker Trophy (most assists) ...
Registered team highs in points (10), goals (5) and power-play goals (4) during the 2011 OHL
Playoffs. 2009-10: Played his first full season with Guelph ... Ranked third on the team in goals
(33), assists (40) and points (73) ... Led the Storm, and tied for fifth in the league, in gamewinning
goals (8) ... Led his team, and tied for eighth in the OHL in penalty minutes (157) ... The
only player in the OHL ranked in the Top 25 in points, goals and penalty minutes ... Received
the third-most votes in the 2010 OHL Western Conference Coaches’ Poll for Best Stickhandler
... Selected to Team OHL in the 2009 Subway Super Series, but did not play due to injury ...
Led team in 2010 playoff points (9) and assists (7). 2008-09: Participated in the 2009 CHL Top
Prospects Game, playing for Team Orr ... Won the accuracy shooting event during the skills
competition at the Top Prospects Game, knocking out four targets on six shots.
Selected by Nashville in the third round, 72nd overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft ... Acquired by
Washington from Nashville with Martin Erat in exchange for Filip Forsberg, April 3, 2013.
Twitter: @Latta17 ... His favorite TV shows are Entourage, Californication and Game of
Thrones ... Lists his favorite movies as Old School, Wedding Crashers and Four Brothers ...
His favorite actor is Mark Wahlberg ... His first car was a 2000 Ford Ranger ... His favorite
artists are The Weekend, Drake and J. Cole.