Atlantic Division RANK: 6
Record: 11-10-1 NHL rank: 20

Joe Vitale

#14 • C
  • Height: 5'11
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Shoots: R
  • Experience: 6 years
  • Birthdate: Aug 20, 1985
  • Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
  • Drafted: Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2005 (7/195).
  • Acquired: Acquired in a trade with Arizona in 2016.
Scouting Report
Assets:
Has a motor that doesn't quit, defensive acumen, face-off skills and plenty of agitating qualities. Produces good numbers at lower levels. Is a true pest to play against. Hits anything that moves.
Flaws:
Doesn't own a lot of natural goal-scoring ability, and is also somewhat undersized for his rough-and-tumble style. That leads to injuries, which have hampered him throughout his pro career.
Career Potential:
Agitating, defensive energy forward, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
HE Best Defensive Forward 2008-09
HE Second All-Star Team 2007-08