Brother of Barrie SJHL Second All-Star Team (1959) WHL First All-Star Team (1967)
Traded to NY Rangers by Boston with Don McKenney for Dean Prentice, February 4, 1963. Terms of transaction stipulated that Meissner would report to the NY Rangers following the 1962-63 season. Traded to Chicago by NY Rangers with Dave Richardson, Tracy Pratt and Mel Pearson for John McKenzie and Ray Cullen, June 4, 1965. Selected by Providence (AHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June 13, 1968. Traded to Phoenix (WHL) by Providence (AHL) with Adam Keller for Jim Patterson, August, 1971.
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