Atlantic Division RANK: 3
Record: 41-30-9 NHL rank: 15

Joe Vitale

C
  • Status: Upper body injury, injured reserve
  • 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.
Season stats
  • Team Red Wings
  • GP 1
  • G 0
  • A 0
  • Pts 0
  • +/- 1
  • PIM 5
  • PPG 0
  • SHG 0
  • GWG 0
  • TOI 6:13
  • S 1
  • PtsPG 0.00

2015-16 Season Stats

GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG TOI S PtsPG
YTD 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 6:13 1 0.00

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