A trade just went down that might concern Capitals fans the most.
The Los Angeles Kings traded enforcer Michael Latta to the Chicago Blackhawks for Cam Schilling. Seriously.
Latta was non-tendered by the Capitals last season, while Schilling signed with the Blackhawks ahead of the 2015-16 season.
According to the Blackhawks, Latta will report to the Rockford IceHogs.
#Blackhawks acquire forward Michael Latta from the LA Kings in exchange for defenseman Cameron Schilling. Latta will report to the IceHogs.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) January 22, 2017
In one of Latta’s most recent games, he did this.
— Ontario Reign (@ontarioreign) January 17, 2017
Here’s the full press release:
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.
What do you think of the trade?
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