Transferred to New Jersey by Detroit with Dave Barr as compensation for Detroit's signing of free agent Troy Crowder, September 9, 1991. Traded to Dallas by New Jersey with Jason Arnott and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to Columbus later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Dan Paille) in 2002 Entry Draft for Joe Nieuwendyk and Jamie Langenbrunner, March 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 4, 2002. Officially announced retirement, September 13, 2003.
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