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.
|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.|
|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.|
|Agitating, defensive energy forward, when healthy.|
Career Honors & Awards
|HE||Best Defensive Forward||2008-09|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2007-08|