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Joe Vitale

29-Year-Old Center – Arizona Coyotes

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 checki...

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

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The Coyotes signed Vitale to a three-year, $3.35 million contract Tuesday, the Arizona Republic 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
2014-15 29 NHL ARI 8 0 2 2 -4 7 2 0.0 0 0 11:46 0 0 0 0:04 16 14

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Time On Ice Stats

11:46

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Joe Vitale was on the ice for 11:46.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Joe Vitale was on the ice for 0:04 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 9:31 0:04
2013-14 10:58 0:03
2014-15 11:46 0:04

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Joe Vitale 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 28 at TB 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 11:51 0:00
Oct 25 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 8:46 0:00
Oct 23 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:55 0:09
Oct 21 at NSH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 11:31 0:00
Oct 18 STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 12:06 0:00
Oct 15 EDM 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 11:37 0:00
Oct 11 LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 11:57 0:00
Oct 9 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 13:28 0:19

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

Vitale (lower body) took part in Wednesday’s practice, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Vitale exited Monday's Game 6 after colliding knees with the Blue Jackets' Blake Comeau, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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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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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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2014-15

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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 isn’t 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.