Traded to California by St. Louis for Larry Patey and California's 3rd round choice (later traded back to California California/Cleveland selected Reg Kerr) in 1977 Amateur Draft, November 24, 1975. Transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Traded to NY Islanders by Cleveland with Darcy Regier and Cleveland's 4th round choice (draft choice cancelled by the Cleveland-Minnesota merger) in 1978 Amateur Draft for J. P. Parise and Jean Potvin, January 10, 1978.
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