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Joe Vitale Joe Vitale
#46 - C
 
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Right
Salary: $525,000
Date of Birth: August 20, 1985
Place of Birth: St. Louis, MO, USA
Drafted: Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2005 (7/195).

 

  1. Career Statistics
  2. Transactions
  3. Honours and Awards
  4. Performance Highs
Movements & Injuries
2012
30-Mar-12 Missed 7 games (shoulder injury).
18-Mar-12 Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
03-Feb-12 Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguin to a two-year contract extension.
2011
27-Feb-11 Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
10-Feb-11 Recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
2010
29-Sep-10 Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
28-Jan-10 Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a two-year contract extension.
2009
23-Sep-09 Assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).
03-Apr-09 Signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year entry-level contract.
02-Apr-09 Signed by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).
 
Transactions
30-Jul-2005 Drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round (195th overall) in 2005.
League Honor Year
HE Best Defensive Forward 2008-09
HE Second All-Star Team 2007-08
Career Statistics
  Regular Season | Playoffs
Year Team League GP G A Pts +/- PiM PP SH GW S | GP G A Pts PiM
2012-13 Pittsburgh NHL 11 0 1 1 -2 4 0 0 0 10 | - - - - -
2011-12 Pittsburgh NHL 68 4 10 14 -5 56 0 0 1 70 | 4 0 0 0 12
2010-11 Pittsburgh NHL 9 1 2 2 -1 13 0 0 0 13 | - - - - -
  WB/Scranton AHL 60 9 21 30 +13 64 0 2 - 123 | 11 3 3 6 18
2009-10 WB/Scranton AHL 74 6 26 32 +3 70 0 0 - 135 | 4 0 2 2 0
2008-09 WB/Scranton AHL 5 2 2 4 +3 2 0 0 - - | 12 0 0 0 12
  Northeastern HE 40 7 20 27 +7 68 1 2 2 93 | - - - - -
2007-08 Northeastern HE 37 12 23 35 +5 75 2 0 1 112 | - - - - -
2006-07 Northeastern HE 35 7 9 16 -8 54 1 2 3 - | - - - - -
2005-06 Northeastern HE 31 8 8 16 -4 71 2 1 1 79 | - - - - -
2004-05 Sioux Falls USHL 53 11 20 31 -4 62 3 0 3 - | - - - - -
2003-04 St. Louis CSJHL 43 21 29 50 - 42 - - - - | - - - - -
  Totals: NHL 88 5 12 17 -8 73 0 0 1 93 | 4 0 0 0 12
    AHL 139 17 49 66 +19 136 0 2 - - | 27 3 5 8 30
  HE 143 34 60 94 0 268 6 5 7 284 | - - - - -
  USHL 53 11 20 31 -4 62 3 0 3 - | - - - - -
  CSJHL 43 21 29 50 - 42 - - - - | - - - - -
Career Highs (SEASON) TOTAL SEASON
Games 68 2011-12 (Pit)
Goals 4 2011-12 (Pit)
Assists 10 2011-12 (Pit)
Points 14 2011-12 (Pit)
Penalty Minutes 56 2011-12 (Pit)
Plus/Minus -1 2010-11 (Pit)
Shots 70 2011-12 (Pit)