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Blackhawks acquire Latta

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations /

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Michael Latta (LA-tuh) from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling. Latta will report to the to the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs.

Latta, 25, has notched two goals and four assists in 29 games with the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League this season. He has skated in 113 career National Hockey League games with the Washington Capitals, tallying four goals and 13 helpers. The Ontario native was a third-round pick (72nd overall) of the Nashville Predators in the 2009 NHL Draft.

The Blackhawks return to the ice tomorrow night when they host the Vancouver Canucks at 6:30 p.m. at the United Center. The game can be seen on WGN, and heard on WGN Radio.

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