Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 11, 1996. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 28, 1998. Suffered eventual career-ending knee injury in game vs. Springfield (AHL), January 3, 1999. Officially announced his retirement December 30, 1999.
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