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Joseph Dominic Vitale was born on the 20th August 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri USA, and is a professional ice hockey player, who currently plays for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL), in the center position. His career started in 2005.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joe Vitale is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Vitale’s net worth is as high as $2 million, earned through his career as a hockey player.
Joe Vitale Net Worth $2 Million
Joe attended Christian Brothers College High School, located in St. Louis, Missouri, where he started playing ice hockey. During his high school years, Joe won three state championships, and was a part of the team that didn’t lose a single game in two seasons. Furthermore, Joe played for the St. Louis Jr. Blues that compete in the Central States Hockey League, and Sioux Falls Stampede, which is a part of the United States Hockey League.
In 2005 he entered the NHL Entry Draft and was selected as the 195th pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins. However, he didn’t play for the Penguins until 2009, at instead enrolling Northeastern University, where he played for the Huskies men’s ice hockey team. While there, he received several awards, including the Hockey East Rookie of the Week in February, and was also the recipient of Northeastern’s Ed Arrington Memorial Rookie of the Year Award. In four seasons he played for the Huskies, Joe scored 34 goals with 60 assists.
In 2009 he signed his first professional contract with the Penguins, but played in their affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL until 2010-2011 season. In his first season with the Penguins, Joe played in nine games and managed to score one goal and provide one assist. He played for the Penguins until 2013-2014, which was his best season in the NHL so far; he featured in 53 games and scored only one goal, but compensated his lack of goal scoring ability with 13 assists.
After his contract expired, Joe became a part of the Arizona Coyotes, signing a three-year contract, however the fee isn’t available for the media, but it certainly added a substantial amount to his net worth.
Unfortunately, his stay at Arizona was marred with injuries and serious concussion, only in the first season he played in 70 games scoring three goals and adding six assists to his name.
As a result, in 2016 he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings, alongside rights for two draft picks for Pavel Datsyuk and Red Wings’ 16th overall pick.
Regarding his personal life, Joe is married to Brianna and they have three children.