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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
• 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.

NEWS ARTICLES

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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36