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Joe Vitale | Center

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
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Joe Vitale was pleased to get a three-year contract worth $3.35 million from the Coyotes for some increased stability, but he won't take it for granted.
"You can't get away from things," he said. "Things happen quick, and you have to be on your toes. If Pittsburgh taught me anything, it's about show up every day, show up every year with a job to lose. So you just gotta prepare accordingly. So with three years, my approach isn't going to be to sit back and relax. I'll continue to bring that not satisfied mentality throughout the three years." In 53 games with Pittsburgh last season, Vitale scored one goal and had 13 assists. He also added 89 hits and won 62.5 percent of his faceoffs. Jul 5 - 9:22 AM

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Joe Vitale has signed a three-year, $3.51 million deal with the Arizona Coyotes.

Vitale scored a goal and 14 points in 53 games in 2013-14. He'll serve as a bottom-six forward with Arizona.
Jul 1 - 1:01 PM

Joe Vitale and the Pittsburgh Penguins haven't had any contract talks, according to agent Allain Roy.

He's eligible for unrestricted free agency next month. Vitale is physical and good on faceoffs, but he's a fourth-line player and he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Jun 24 - 12:25 PM

Joe Vitale returned to the lineup for Game 1 against the Rangers on Friday night.

Vitale left the Pens' Game 6 win over Columbus after a knee-to-knee hit that left him lying on the ice for several minutes. The 28 year old had a goal and 14 points in 53 regular season games.
May 2 - 7:35 PM

Joe Vitale (knee) might be available for the start of the second round.

Vitale left Monday's game due to a knee-on-knee hit. "It was a scare," Vitale said. "I'm taking it 1 day at a time. I woke today and felt good enough to skate, felt good out there." He has no points in six playoff games.
Apr 30 - 1:32 PM

Joe Vitale suffered a knee injury during a knee-on-knee collision with Columbus' Blake Comeau on Monday.

Vitale left the contest and wasn't able to return. He doesn't do much offensively, but the Penguins could certainly use his defensive contributions in the second round. There was no update on the severity of his injury after the game.
Apr 29 - 10:39 AM

Joe Vitale (middle body) was sent back to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Vitale suffered the injury on March 20th and has yet to return. He had a setback and will now see doctors in Pittsburgh before he is able to return. Vitale has 14 points in 53 games this season.
Apr 6 - 9:55 AM

Joe Vitale skated on Sunday but is still 'week-to-week' with a middle body injury.

Vitale was injured 10 days ago. He has 14 points and 29 penalty minutes in 53 games.
Mar 31 - 10:14 AM

Joe Vitale is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Vitale will miss Pittsburgh's games on Saturday and Sunday as a result. He has 14 points and 29 penalty minutes in 53 contests this season.
Mar 21 - 1:52 PM

Joe Vitale (wrist) was activated from the injured reserve on Thursday.

Vitale suffered the wrist injury on January 11. He played 10:46 minutes and was minus-one with a two minute minor for tripping. Vitale has only one goal and 13 points in 45 games so his fantasy value in traditional pools is negligible.
Feb 28 - 1:45 AM

Joe Vitale skated for the first time with his teammates on Sunday since he injured his wrist on January 11.

Vitale said he was out of shape and it's likely he will not be in the Pittsburgh lineup when the Penguins play on Thursday. He should return next week barring any setback. He has only a goal and 13 points in 44 games so he is not a viable fantasy pick in traditional pools.
Feb 24 - 8:29 AM

Joe Vitale (wrist) is expected to miss the next three weeks.

Vitale sustained the injury during Friday's contest. He has a goal and 13 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 14 - 10:22 AM

Joe Vitale missed Saturday's game with a wrist injury.

Vitale suffered the injury Friday against the Oilers in Edmonton. He has a goal and 13 points in 44 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 12 - 9:49 AM

Joe Vitale skated with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz during Friday's morning skate.

The Penguins have been hit hard by the injury bug, so Vitale could get a shot to open Friday's contest on the top line. He has one goal and 10 assists in 37 games this campaign, while averaging 10:43 of ice time. Vitale could be worth keeping an eye as a short-term fix, but this could be a revolving door-type situation where a number of wingers get tried out until players get healthy.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Joe Vitale scored his first of the season Saturday.

His goal gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead and it turned out to be the game winning goal. Despite the goal, Vitale has no fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 08:20:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
6Max Domi
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Alexandre Bolduc
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Brandon Gormley
7Chris Summers
8Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk