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Joe Vitale
Joe Vitale
Center
Number: 46
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 20, 1985  (Age 29)
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO, United States
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Drafted: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 7th (195th overall)
Defensively reliable forward appeared in 9 NHL games for Pittsburgh in 2010-11.

NHL firsts: game (Feb. 10, 2011 vs. Los Angeles); goal (Feb. 16, 2011 at Colorado); point (assist, Feb. 11, 2011 at NY Islanders).

Played last 2-plus seasons with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League.

Recorded 66 points (17G-49A) in 139 career contests for WBS, adding 8 points (3G-5A) in 15 playoff games.

Played 4 seasons of college hockey with Northeastern of Hockey East from 2005-09.

Named All-Hockey East Second Team and Northeastern’s Most Valuable Player in junior campaign (2007-08).

In 143 career games with the Huskies, posted 34 goals, 60 assists and 94 points.

Northeastern teammate of fellow Penguins prospect Brad Thiessen.

Signed through 2012-13 season.
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