Joe Vitale

  • Status: Unrestricted Free Agent (Group III)
  • 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).
Scouting Report
Had a motor that did not quit, defensive acumen, face-off skills and plenty of agitating qualities. Produced good numbers at lower levels. Was a true pest to play against. Hit anything that moved.
Did not own a lot of natural goal-scoring ability, and was also somewhat undersized for his rough-and-tumble style. That led to injuries, especially a concussion that effectively ended his 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