Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, September 2, 1992. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 11, 1993. Traded to Toronto by San Jose with San Jose's 5th round choice (Peter Cava) in 1996 Entry Draft for Todd Gill, June 14, 1996. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 29, 1998.
Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.
— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier