Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1987)NHL All-Rookie Team (1988) World Cup All-Star Team (1996)
Traded to Washington by Buffalo with Buffalo's 2nd round choice (Byron Dafoe) in 1989 Entry Draft for Clint Malarchuk, Grant Ledyard and Washington's 6th round choice (Brian Holzinger) in 1991 Entry Draft, March 7, 1989. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to rotator cuff injury vs. Atlanta, November 10, 2001. Officially announced retirement, August 7, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, March 9, 2004.
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