The Penguins announced today that they have given Forward Joe Vitale a 2 year contract extension through the 2013-2014 hockey season averaging $550,000 a year. Vitale has 10 points in 44 games this season, 3 goals and 7 assists. He also leads the team with a 55.9% face-off win percentage. Vitale was drafted by the Penguins in 2005 in the 7th round but went on to play four years at Northwestern and then played 2 years with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton team before being called up this year.
In other Penguins news they claimed Center Cal O’Reilly off of waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes. The Penguins will be his third team this year after spending time with the Nashville Predators and Phoenix. He’s played in 27 total games getting 2 goals and 4 assists.