Traded to NY Rangers by Ottawa with Alexandre Giroux for Greg De Vries, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (Russia), November 1, 2004. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (KHL), August 31, 2008.
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