Left University of Denver (WCHA) and signed as a free agent with Calgary (WHL), January 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Ljubljana (Slovenia), December 6, 2004. Traded to Vancouver by Washington for Matt Cooke, February 26, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from Vancouver, October 21, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, November 2, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Koln (Germany). August 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Hamburg (Germany). April 9, 2012.
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