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Affton American Joey Vitale Named Blues Radio Analyst

By AZ, 08/15/18, 4:15PM CDT

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Former NHL player and Affton American Joey Vitale was named the new radio color analyst for the St. Louis Blues. He joins play-by-play man Chris Kerber in the KMOX broadcast booth.

Vitale grew up in St. Louis and began playing for the Affton Americans at the age of five. He graduated from CBC High School with three state championships and won a national championship with the St. Louis Junior Blues. He attended Northeastern University in Boston and played hockey all four years.

Vitale was drafted in 2005 in the 7th round by the Pittsburgh Penguins and made his NHL debut with the team in the 2010-11 season. He played four years with Pittsburgh and was signed as a free agent by the Arizona Coyotes before the 2014-15 season. His career ended due to lingering effects from a concussion.

Vitale and his wife, Brianna, live in St. Louis with their three children and are active supporters of Affton Hockey.  Click on the link below to learn more about Vitale and his experiences growing up playing hockey in St. Louis.