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Joe Vitale  #14

NUMBER: 14 BIRTHDATE: August 20, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: St. Louis, MO, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (195th overall)

2014 POSTSEASON:

Home: 7GP 0G-0A-0PTS   E        Even Strength: 0G-0A-0PTS      Shorthanded: 0G-0A-0PTS

Road: 6GP 0G-0A-0PTS    E        Power Play: 0G-0A-0PTS

 

2014 POSTSEASON:

* T-2nd among team forwards w/35 hits and 8 BkS.

* 4th on team in faceoffs (43-40, 51.8%).

* Finished game w/8 hits vs. CBJ Apr. 19 - nearly tripling his previous postseason high of 3.

* His 8 hits are the most recorded by a Penguins player since Matt Cooke had 9 on Apr. 22, 2010 vs. OTT.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

* Led team in faceoffs (200-120, 62.5%).

* Notched a career-high 13 assists.

* Equaled his career high of 14 points (1G-13A) w/assist vs. PHI Mar. 16.

* Ranked 6th among team forwards w/89 hits.

* Plus or even in 39 of 52 games.

* Had a career-high 3-game assist streak (3A) from Dec. 13-16.

 

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON:

Home: 24GP 0G-9A-9PTS  +5             Even Strength: 1G-12A-13PTS        

Road: 29GP 1G-4A-5PTS   -6             Power Play: 0G-1A-1PTS

Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2008) Signed as a free agent by Arizona, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh