Played 7 games for Montreal Juniors (QMJHL) in 1976-77 with totals of 1 goal, 1 assist and 0 penalty minutes. Worked as a professional weight lifter and body builder from 1977 to 1983. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, March 15, 1984. Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for cash, September 30, 1985.
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