Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, May 31, 1985. Traded to Winnipeg by New Jersey with New Jersey's 7th round choice (Doug Evans) in 1989 Entry Draft for Steve Rooney and Winnipeg's 3rd round choice (Brad Bombardir) in 1990 Entry Draft, July 19, 1988. Traded to Chicago by Winnipeg for Chicago's 4th round choice (Allain Roy) in 1989 Entry Draft, January 19, 1989. Traded to Pittsburgh by Chicago for future considerations, March 6, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 1990.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4