ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled center Michael Latta from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
Latta, 22, recorded a shorthanded goal and an assist on Saturday in Hershey’s season opener against Adirondack (AHL). The Kitchener, Ontario, native made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 1 at United Center. Latta split last season between Milwaukee (AHL) and Hershey, registering 38 points (10 goals, 28 assists) and 198 penalty minutes in 76 games. The 6’0”, 212-pound center also skated in five playoff games for the Bears last season, collecting three points (two goals, one assist) in five games. Latta has registered 68 points (25 goals, 43 assists) and 300 penalty minutes in 132 career AHL regular-season games.
Latta, along with Martin Erat, was acquired by Washington from Nashville in exchange for Filip Forsberg on April 3, 2013. Latta was originally drafted by Nashville in the third round, 72nd overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.