Michael Latta(15) Hershey Bears

2nd year center Michael Latta(15) was originally a Nashville Predators‘ 3rd round pick in the 2009 draft (#72 overall) and spent all of his first season and a half with their minor league affiliate Milwaukee Admirals racking up some fairly impressive numbers.

He scored 14 goals and 14 assists in 51 games in his rookie campaign and although his production hitting the back of the net went down to 9 in his sophomore season his helpers total almost doubled to 26.

The 5’11” 209 lbs. forward also saw a marked increase in penalty minutes going from 100 to 184. He also put up triple digits in pims the last two seasons of juniors with Guelph Storm.

He was recently involved in a trade that brought him to Washington Capitals organization for the final year of his three-year NHL entry level deal and reassigned to their AHL team, Hershey Bears.

In 6 games he has one assist and has spent 12 minutes in the box. He’s also has a -5 rating, a first in the negative column for the 25-year old.

His style of play is very tenacious, in-your-face and there seems to be little doubt that he will be able to impact the scoresheet as he fits in with team chemistry.

Michael Latta

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