Played NOJHA hockey with the Sudbury Cubs.
Played OJHL-B hockey with the Waterloo Siskins.
Enrolled at St. Lawrence College. Scored two goals and had four assists as an ECAC freshman.
Drafted 233rd overall in the NHL entry draft by the Boston Bruins.
As a sophomore at St. Lawrence he scored seven goals and had ten assists.
In his junior year with St. Lawrence he scored 3 goals and notched 10 assists.
During his senior year with St. Lawrence he scored ten goals and had eight assists. Was also named the ECAC Division I Best Defensive Forward.
Turned pro with the AHL's Providence Bruins and scored 35 points in 73 games.
Scored 14 goals and had 30 points with the Providence Bruins. In the playoffs, he scored ten points in 18 games as the Bruins won the Calder Cup championship.
April 9th ... made his NHL debut. He was called up to Boston when the Bruins ran into injury trouble on the blue line. The Bruins beat the Islander's in Joel's debut, clinching their return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after a year's absence.
With the NHL's Boston Bruins he played 14 games and recorded three assists. With the AHL's Providence Bruins he scored 29 points in the regular season and 7 points in 14 games in the playoffs.
Joined the AHL's Hershey bears and scored 16 goals and had 23 assists.
August 30th ... signed as a free agent with the Colorado Avalanche. That season, he played three games at the NHL level.
August 14th ... signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks and was assigned to the Cleveland Barons of the AHL.