King Clancy Memorial Trophy (1998) NHL Foundation Player Award (1998)
Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, February 23, 1988. Claimed by Hartford from St. Louis in Waiver Draft, January 18, 1995. Traded to Toronto by Hartford for Toronto's 8th round choice (Hartford/Carolina selected Jaroslav Svoboda) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 18, 1997. Traded to St. Louis by Toronto for future considerations, September 30, 1997. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Dallas, November 8, 1999. Officially announced retirement and named radio colour analyst on St. Louis Blues' broadcast team, July 28, 2000.
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