NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Edwards
"He's a high-energy, hustle bug. He's got pretty good skill. He's one of those guys that is really noticeable when you see him play because of his work ethic and the energy he brings every night."
Owen Sound Attack head coach Mark Reeds
“Joey has been a really good player for us when he has been in the line up this year. Joey is a highly skilled forward who sees the ice very well. Joey has shown the ability to be coachable and dependable in his own end, having a good understanding of defensive concepts. He is a dependable penalty killer. His instincts and quick decisions make him dangerous on the penalty kill as well. Joey has demonstrated the ability to make the big play or score the timely goal. He plays well in traffic and will finish his checks. Joey is a player who wants the puck in key situations of the game. If the game is on the line he wants the puck on his stick.”
It was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs