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Blackhawks, Kings make minor league trade

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Blackhawks, Kings make minor league trade

Michael Latta of the Los Angeles Kings during a preseason game at Staples Center.  Author: Harry How/Getty Images

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Blackhawks, Kings make minor league trade

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Michael Latta goes from L.A. to Chicago in exchange for Cameron Schilling.

The Kings and Blackhawks made a minor league trade on Saturday, which saw Michael Latta go from L.A. to Chicago in exchange for Cameron Schilling.

Latta had two goals and four assists along with 67 penalty minutes in 29 games with the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign this season and will report to the Blackhawks minor league affiliate in Rockford.

The 25-year-old split the previous four seasons between the AHL’s Hershey Bears and Washington Capitals. In 113 NHL games with the Caps, Latta scored four goals and 13 assists.

The Kitchener, Ontario native was originally a 2009 third-round pick of the Nashville Predators.

Schilling was tied for second on the IceHogs in scoring with seven goals and had 17 points in 40 games. The Miami University product signed with the Capitals as a free agent in March 2012 and appeared in six games over three seasons in Washington registering four penalty minutes.

In 113 career AHL games with Rockford, the Carmel, Ind. native has 12 goals and 27 assists. Schilling is expected to join the Ontario Reign.

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