The Thunder’s 20 greatest players
Before the season, The Eagle asked fans to vote on the 20 greatest Thunder players for 20 seasons. We’ll introduce one per week through the regular season.
No. 13 Jim Latos
Latos, a right-winger, joined the Thunder before the 1993-94 championship season. He was well-known to coach Doug Shedden, having played with Shedden and left wing Bob Berg in Muskegon, Mich., the previous season. Latos played one game with the New York Rangers in the 1980s, but separated his shoulder and never played in the NHL again. He stood out with the Thunder, compiling 89 points in 118 games over two championship seasons. His most memorable goal was a Game 1 winner in the 1995 CHL finals.
Latos became the team’s coach in 2001 and lasted 1½ seasons, going 32-53-13 before being fired.