Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- James Latos
Right-winger James Latos played one game for the New York Rangers in 1988-89. He was a rugged grinder who could forecheck and cause commotion around the opposition's goal. He spent most of his pro career in the IHL and the Colonial league.

Born in Wakaw, Saskatchewan, Latos played Midget in Prince Albert before moving up to the SJHL's Humboldt Broncos. He then spent three years in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades and Portland Winter Hawks. After signing as a free agent with New York, the young winger spent the 1987-88 season with the IHL's Colorado Rangers.

Apart from his one game recall to Manhattan, Latos spent the 1988-89 season in the minors. He played his last five pro seasons in the minors but went out on a high note by retiring after helping the Wichita Thunder win the Central League championship in 1994.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Prince Albert Mintos SMHL 28 11 18 29 20
1983-84 Humboldt Broncos SJHL 53 12 15 27 131
1984-85 Saskatoon Blades WHL 62 9 9 18 120 3 1 1 2 0
1985-86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 40 4 7 11 111
1985-86 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 21 6 7 13 80 9 1 1 2 32
1985-86 Portland Winter Hawks M-Cup 3 0 0 0 6
1986-87 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 69 27 18 45 210 20 5 3 8 56
1987-88 Colorado Rangers IHL 38 11 12 23 98
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1988-89 Denver Rangers IHL 37 7 5 12 157 4 0 0 0 17
1989-90 Flint Spirits IHL 71 12 15 27 244 4 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Kansas City Blades IHL 61 14 14 28 187
1991-92 Knoxville Cherokees ECHL 10 5 2 7 24
1991-92 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 27 4 4 8 54 6 0 1 1 10
1991-92 St. Thomas Wildcats ColHL 27 7 13 20 62
1992-93 Muskegon Fury ColHL 59 10 24 34 163 7 2 0 2 4
1992-93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Wichita Thunder ColHL 63 19 34 53 227 11 4 5 9 27
1994-95 Lee Valley Lions Aut-Cup 44 2 4 6 27
1994-95 Lee Valley Lions Britain-2 12 11 5 16 32
1994-95 Wichita Thunder CHL 55 13 23 36 167 11 2 5 7 44
1995-96 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 8 2 1 3 30
1996-97 Louisiana IceGators ECHL 32 4 7 11 150
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, June 5, 1987.