Yanick Dupre Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Humanitarian Contribution) (2006)
Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, August 5, 2005. Rights traded to NY Rangers by Tampa Bay for the rights to Bryce Lampman, July 4, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder surgery. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, September 30, 2009.
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