Claimed by Hartford from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 6, 1981. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford for NY Rangers' 10th round choice (Reine Karlsson) in 1983 Entry Draft, February 2, 1982. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for future considerations, May 23, 1984. Traded to Vancouver by Detroit for Tiger Williams, August 8, 1984.
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