St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

 

Bio

Joey Vitale was born in St. Lous MO. He is one of six children under his parents, Sam and Mary Anne.

He followed in his older brothers foot steps and started playing hockey at age 7 for the Affton Americans. All of his youth hockey was spent at Affton until high school when he played for the CBC cadets. He won 3 state championships wearing the purple and gold under John Jost.

He played two seasons for the Junior Blues and was coached by Jack Behan. He left St. Louis at the age of 17 and played in the USHL for the Sioux Falls Stampede.
 
He received a full scholarship to play Division 1 hockey at Northeastern University where he was a three year captain. 

In 2005 Joey was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins and would later sign with their minor affiliate, the Wilkes Barre Penguins in 2009. He spent 3 years in the minors before getting his first call up to the NHL, and playing in his first NHL game against the LA Kings on February 10th, 2011.

Joey played 234 games in the National Hockey League split between the Penguins, Arizona Coyotes, and Detroit Red Wings.

He currently resides in Kirkwood MO with his wife Brianna and three children, Summer, Harper, and Bode.

Joey is now a broadcaster for the St. Louis Blues along with his partner Chris Kerber.

He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and kids. And he has a deep passion for baking sour dough bread.

Joey would like to thank all his family, friends, team mates, fans, coaches, mentors, and community for supporting him through all his years. He loves you all!