EHL North First All-Star Team (1973)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, September 12, 1968. Missed entire 1970-71 due to retina-reattachment surgery, July, 1970. Signed as a free agent by NY Raiders (WHA), September, 1972. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Traded to Cincinnati (WHA) by San Diego (WHA) for Cincinnati's 3rd round choice (Mark Suzor) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1975.
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 in double overtime in Game 4.