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.