Traded to New Jersey by Detroit for Tim Higgins, June 25, 1986. Traded to Quebec by New Jersey with Joe Cirella and New Jersey's 8th round choice (Alexander Karpovtsev) in 1990 Entry Draft for Walt Poddubny and Quebec's 4th round choice (Mike Bodnarchuk) in 1990 Entry Draft, June 17, 1989. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from Quebec, March 5, 1991. Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto with Daniel Marois for Ken Baumgartner and Dave McLlwain, March 10, 1992. Suffered career-ending knee injury in game vs. Dallas, November 24, 1993.
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