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Joe Vitale

31-Year-Old Center – Detroit Red Wings

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

There was no outlook written for Joe Vitale in 2016-17. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Concussion    EST. RETURN:  10/12/2017
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/20/1985
BORN: St. Louis, Missouri   DRAFTED: 7th Rd, #195 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Joe Vitale Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $3.35 million contract with the Coyotes in July of 2014.

October 13, 2016  –  Joe Vitale News

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Vitale (concussion) is listed on long-term injured reserve, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2010-11 25 NHL PIT 9 1 1 2 -1 13 13 7.7 0 0 10:34 0 1 1 0:08 18 2
2011-12 26 NHL PIT 68 4 10 14 -5 56 70 5.7 1 0 11:11 0 0 0 0:03 106 36
2012-13 27 NHL PIT 33 2 3 5 -7 17 26 7.7 1 0 9:31 0 0 0 0:04 45 19
2013-14 28 NHL PIT 53 1 13 14 -1 29 42 2.4 1 0 10:58 0 1 1 0:03 89 22
2014-15 29 NHL ARI 70 3 6 9 -11 36 55 5.5 0 0 11:14 0 0 0 0:02 104 65
2015-16 30 NHL ARI 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 0.0 0 0 6:13 0 0 0 0:16 1 0

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Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 11:14 0:02 2:10
2015-16 6:13 0:16 0:46

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Joe Vitale: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vitale (concussion) has been ruled out for the season by Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, Mike Halford of NBCSports.com reports.

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The Coyotes traded Vitale (concussion) and a pair of 2016 draft picks (No. 20 and No. 53 overall) to the Red Wings on Friday in exchange for Pavel Datsyuk and the 16th overall selection in 2016.

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Vitale (concussion-related issues) will miss the remainder of the season, Sarah McLellan of AZCentral reports. "There's been no real measurable progress," general manager Don Maloney said.

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Vitale will be sidelined for the next 4-to-6 weeks with a fractured orbital bone, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Vitale (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

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Head coach Dave Tippett indicated Sunday that Vitale (upper body) will "miss some time."

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Vitale (upper body) was not on the ice for practice Sunday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Vitale left Saturday night's game against the Bruins with an upper-body injury, according to Jody Jackson of Fox Sports Arizona.

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Vitale picked up an assist on the Coyotes' lone goal Sunday in a 3-1 loss to Vancouver. He was plus-1 with two PIM, one shot, three hits and a blocked shot in the contest.

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Vitale has been activated from injured reserve and will return to action Saturday against the Rangers, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Vitale (upper body) will not play in Friday's game against the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Vitale (upper body) is nearing a return to action, the Coyotes' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

There was no outlook written for Joe Vitale.

2015-16

Vitale scored three goals and nine points in 70 games for the Coyotes in 2014-15, working as one of their primary checking forwards. Heading into the second year of a three-year contract, Vitale is likely to see light minutes and provide minimal offense once again, but with a number of new faces on the team and young players competing for ice time, he may not remain in the desert to see Arizona's rebuild through to its conclusion.

2014-15

Vitale signed a three-year contract with Arizona to provide some depth and defensive skill up front. He managed just 14 points in 53 games last year and his offensive production is not likely to increase with the move to the desert. He should have a regular shift on a checking line, but he won't be a significant contributor in most leagues.

2013-14

With two goals and five points in 33 games, Vitale offered little fantasy value for poolies in 2012-13. That scenario probably won't change much in the coming season. The fourth-line center oftentimes serves as a healthy scratch and isnít assured of ice time. Vitale does possess one skill that the Penguins don't seem to take advantage of enough -- he won 61.1 percent of his draws, going 157-100. He'll fight to make the team once again in 2013-14.

2012-13

Vitale overcame the odds to earn a spot on the Opening Night roster with Pittsburgh last year. He battled Richard Park for a fourth-line role and both players ended up making the team. Vitale only produced 14 points (4G, 10A) in 68 games, however, and offers little offensive potential. Vitale is a grinder who finished with 106 hits in limited ice time and will look to improve upon his rookie showing in 2012-13.

2011-12

Vitale proved to be a gritty center who is willing to work the corners during his nine-game NHL stay with Pittsburgh in 2010-11. He's a hard worker, but his offensive potential doesn't appear to be anything special. Vitale had two points with the Pens and 30 (9 G, 21 G) in 60 AHL contests. He's a good bet to see time with the Penguins in 2011-12, but it remains to be seen whether his offensive production merits a spot on fantasy teams.

2010-11

Vitale was picked by the Penguins in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, and last season he had his first real chance at the professional level. While playing for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2009-10, he proved that he could dish the puck (26 assists) and be aggressive in the pros. Vitale will get more experience with the Baby Pens this season.

2009-10

Vitale made it past the first cuts of training camp, but at 24 he's not a young prospect. Vitale averaged nearly a point per game in his last season at Northeastern with 35 points in 27 games. He then picked up four points in five regular games with the Baby Pens before being shut out in 12 playoff contests. It's hard to see Vitale cracking Pittsburgh's lineup as anything more than a one or two game injury replacement.