Latta was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in exchange for D Cameron Schilling. Latta will report to Rockford of the AHL. He has four goals and 17 points with 130 penalty minutes over 113 NHL games during his time with the Washington Capitals from 2013-16. Latta is a depth player and his fantasy appeal is negligible in most formats, although he can be a cheap source of PIM when skating with the big club.
Latta was placed on waivers by the Kings on Monday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Latta was competing for a bottom six spot in training camp, but will instead start the season with AHL Manchester if he clears waivers. He should be one of the first people called up if a Kings forward goes down.
Latta signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Kings on Friday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Latta appeared in 43 games with the Capitals last season, tallying just seven points (three goals, four assists) over that span. The 25-year-old forward will likely compete for a bottom-six role with the Kings in 2016-17.
Latta will not be receiving a qualifying offer from the Capitals, making him a free agent, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Latta will officially become a free agent on July 1. The 25-year-old made 43 appearances for Washington this past season, posting a total of just seven points (three goals and four assists).
Latta will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, Isabelle Khurshusyan of The Washington Post reports. Head coach Barry Trotz said the 24-year-old, who has not played since Feb 22, will get the call in place of Stanislav Galiev. He will likely be playing on the fourth line and has limited fantasy upside.
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