Michael Latta
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHDATE: 05/25/1991
AGE: 25
DRAFTED: NSH: 2009-72 overall
Traded to Washington by Nashville with Martin Erat for Filip Forsberg, April 3, 2013.
CAREER NOTES: Played his first full season with Guelph (OHL) in 2009-10, ranking third on the team in goals, assists and points (33g-40a-73a)… Led the Storm, and tied for fifth in the League, in game-winning goals (8), in 2009-10… Led his team, and tied for eighth in the OHL in penalty minutes (157) in 2009-10… The only player in the OHL ranked in the Top 25 in points, goals and penalty minutes in 2009-10… Ranked second on Guelph in plus/minus rating (+18), and tied for first on the club in shorthanded goals (2) in 2009-10… 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… Named Boston Pizza OHL Player of the Week on Feb. 16, 2010 after posting nine points (5g-4a) in three games during the period… Missed 10 games in 2009-10 due to injury… Led team in 2010 playoff points (9) and assists (7) in five games… Ranked third in the 2010 OHL Playoffs in points per game (1.8)… Split the 2008-09 season between Ottawa and Guelph… Tied for third on Guelph in total power-play goals (10), and finished fourth on the club in total penalty minutes (92)… At the time of his trade to the Storm (Nov. 26, 2008), he ranked third on Ottawa in points (8g-13a-21pts)… 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… Led Ottawa rookies in goals (14) and ranked second among first-year 67’s in points (28) in 2007-08… Tied for second among all Ottawa skaters in penalty minutes (78) in 2007-08.