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Feature Friday: Joe Vitale

By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images   Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Joe Vitale.      Joe Vitale, a 28-year-old forward, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Vitale isn’t the type of guy...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins bottom-six still team’s weak spot

Joe Vitale   Depth wins championships. It is one of the most overused and overwritten tropes in all of sports, however when it comes to the NHL, it could not be more true. And it’s something that’s been giving the Pittsburgh Penguins problems for quite some time, most notably in the playoffs. Brandon Sutter I’ve said it before, but with the exception of Brandon Sutter, Pittsburgh’s...
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Ugly’ Goal Propels Penguins Past Bruins in St. Patrick’s Day Matinee (Video)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are known for their explosive offense, but Sunday’s tilt with the Bruins was a defensive affair. The two teams combined for just three goals, and the game-winner came courtesy of an unlikely source. Northeastern alum Joe Vitale scored for just the sixth time in his NHL career — and the first time since last February — with 32 seconds remaining in the...
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Announcer gets sprayed in the face with ice by Joe Vitale

Dan Potash was on the Penguin’s bench reporting for Root Sports when Joe Vitale intentionally sprayed him with ice and gave him a snow dusting while on camera. Potash took the snow shower in stride when the Tampa Bay Lightning took on the Pittsburgh Penguins. This isn’t the first time Potash has been blasted by Vitale. It seems they have a running gag between the two. It also...
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March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins, Flyers end game with line brawl

For those of you who missed the final minutes of yesterday's NHL affair between the Philadelphia Flyers/Pittsburgh Penguins, there was an epic line brawl caused by a hit from Pittsburgh's Joe Vitale on Philadelphia's Daniel Briere. The brawl also sparked an incident between Philadelphia head coach Peter LaViolette and Pittsburgh assistant Tony Granato who were seen...
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April 02, 2012  |  1 Comment

Penguins sign C Vitale to two-year, $1.1 million contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed center Joe Vitale to a two-year, $1.1 million contract extension on Friday.Vitale has three goals and seven assists in 44 games for the Penguins this season.The 26-year-old leads the team in faceoff percentage (55.9 percent) and plays a key role on Pittsburgh's fourth-ranked penalty killing unit.Vitale was set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason.
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penguins sign C Vitale to an extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed center Joe Vitale to a two-year, $1.1 million contract extension on Friday, locking up a 26-year-old who has earned a regular spot in the lineup this season. Vitale has three goals and seven assists while dressing for 44 of Pittsburgh's 51 games, filling a third- or fourth-line role and serving on the Penguins' fourth-ranked penalty-killing...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Penguins give Joe Vitale 2 year contract extension

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...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Joe Vitale Gets The Contract Extension He Deserves

From the Pittsburgh Penguins website: The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Joe Vitale to a two-year contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The deal begins with the 2012-13 season and runs through the 2013-14 campaign, and has an average annual value of $550,000. Vitale, 26, has emerged...
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February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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