Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Michael Latta
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 05/25/1991
AGE: 24
DRAFTED: NSH: 2009-72 overall
Traded to Washington by Nashville with Martin Erat for Filip Forsberg, April 3, 2013.
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, shooting percentage (18.2) ... Tied for the team lead in shootout goals (3), and ranked second on the club in shootout percentage (.600) ... 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 (team-high 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 game-winning 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.