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Joe Vitale

28-Year-Old Center – Pittsburgh Penguins

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 isn’t assured of ice time. Vitale does pos...

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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 two-year contract extension with the Penguins in February of 2012 worth an average annual value of $550,000.

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Vitale (upper body) is expected to play Wednesday against the Blue Jackets, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Joe Vitale NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
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

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Joe Vitale – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

10:58

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Joe Vitale was on the ice for 10:58.

0:03

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Joe Vitale was on the ice for 0:03 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 11:11 0:03
2012-13 9:31 0:04
2013-14 10:58 0:03

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Joe Vitale 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 23 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 10:36 0:00
Apr 21 at CLS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 7:11 0:00
Apr 19 CLS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 8 0 14:08 0:00
Apr 16 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 9:18 0:00
Apr 13 OTT Did Not Play
Apr 12 PHI Did Not Play
Apr 9 DET Did Not Play
Apr 6 at COL Did Not Play
Apr 5 at MIN Did Not Play
Apr 3 at WPG Did Not Play
Apr 1 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 30 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 28 at CLS Did Not Play
Mar 27 LA Did Not Play
Mar 25 PHO Did Not Play
Mar 23 STL Did Not Play
Mar 22 TB Did Not Play
Mar 20 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:00 0:00
Mar 18 DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 13:19 0:00
Mar 16 PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:36 0:00
Mar 15 at PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:55 0:01
Mar 11 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 10 at WAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8:42 0:00
Mar 7 at ANH 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 2 10:31 0:00
Mar 6 at SJ Did Not Play
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Mar 4 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 13:12 0:38
Mar 1 at CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 11:42 0:00
Feb 27 MON 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 10:46 0:03
Feb 7 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 5 at BUF Did Not Play
Feb 3 OTT Did Not Play
Feb 1 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 30 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 27 BUF Did Not Play
Jan 25 at DAL Did Not Play
Jan 23 at NYI Did Not Play
Jan 22 MON Did Not Play
Jan 20 FLA Did Not Play
Jan 15 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 11 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan 10 at EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 9:42 0:00
Jan 7 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 10:47 0:01
Jan 5 WPG 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:46 0:00
Jan 3 NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 14:36 0:00
Dec 31 at NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 11:44 0:00
Dec 29 at CLS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 2 13:01 0:09
Dec 27 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 14:22 0:00
Dec 23 at OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 15:16 0:07
Dec 21 CGY 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:03 0:22
Dec 19 MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:43 1:03
Dec 18 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:27 0:00
Dec 16 TOR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 12:45 0:00
Dec 14 at DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:44 0:00
Dec 13 NJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 7 1 15:45 0:00
Dec 9 CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 13:56 0:00
Dec 7 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 8:34 0:00
Dec 5 SJ 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 14:28 0:00
Dec 3 at NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 8:41 0:00
Nov 30 at FLA 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 4 0 10:54 0:00
Nov 29 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 11:48 0:01
Nov 27 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 7:08 0:00
Nov 25 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 7:47 0:00
Nov 23 at MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 7:58 0:00
Nov 22 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:48 0:00
Nov 20 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 10:59 0:00
Nov 18 ANH 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 10:09 0:00
Nov 16 at NJ Did Not Play
Nov 15 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 10:21 0:00
Nov 13 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:08 0:00
Nov 9 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 8:57 0:00
Nov 6 at NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 10:41 0:00
Nov 2 at CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 9:54 0:00
Nov 1 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:03 0:00
Oct 30 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8:06 0:00
Oct 28 at CAR 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:17 0:00
Oct 26 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 9:48 0:05
Oct 25 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 9:16 0:00
Oct 21 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:20 0:00
Oct 19 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 9:29 0:00
Oct 17 at PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 10:06 0:00
Oct 15 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 9:29 0:00
Oct 12 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 10:52 0:00
Oct 11 at FLA 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 10:30 0:00
Oct 8 CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 8:50 0:00
Oct 5 BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 11:57 0:00
Oct 3 NJ Did Not Play

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

Vitale (upper body) took part in line rushes during Wednesday’s morning skate, Pens Inside Scoop reports.

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Vitale (upper body) took the ice for the optional morning skate on Sunday.

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Vitale returned to Pittsburgh to have his mid-body injury evaluated.

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Vitale (upper body) took part in the Penguins' morning skate Sunday.

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Vitale will be sidelined this weekend with an upper-body injury.

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Vitale (wrist) played just over 10 minutes (10:46 TOI) Thursday in his first action since Jan. 10, going pointless with a minus-1 rating.

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Vitale (wrist) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.

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Vitale (right wrist) returned to practice Sunday, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Vitale (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Vitale will miss the next three weeks with a wrist injury, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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The Penguins will re-evaluate Vitale, who missed Saturday with a wrist injury, in the coming days, according to Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Vitale played mostly on the third line Friday, filling in on Sidney Crosby's line occasionally when the team took draws in its own end.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013-14

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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.