Latta was waived Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. The former Capital signed on with the Coyotes organization this offseason after spending 2016-17 between Los Angeles' and Chicago's AHL affiliates. Latta doesn't provide much from an offensive standpoint, though he's a tough player that does well in his own end. Expect Latta to be assigned to AHL Tucson if he's to go unclaimed on waivers.
Latta signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes on Tuesday. Latta spent the entirety of the 2016-17 campaign with Ontario and Rockford of the AHL, recording five goals and 17 assists across 61 games. His last NHL action came during the 2015-16 season with the Capitals, when he took part in 43 games, but was largely held in just a minor role. In signing a two-way contract with the Coyotes, Latta could spend even more time developing in the AHL moving forward, which could limit his overall upside as a fantasy option.
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.
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