CAREER: In the 2nd season of a 6-year contract...2014 US Olympian...2012 NHL All-Star...2010 NHL All-Rookie Team and Calder Trophy runner-up...2006 and 2008 AHL All-Star...2006 AHL All-Rookie Team...2004 NCAA Second-Team All-American and Hockey East All-Star Team...Represented USA at 2003 WJC and 2002 U-18 World Championship (gold).
2014-15: Made 39 saves in a 2-1 win on 3/4 vs. NYR...Posted his second SO of the season in a shootout loss on 12/16 vs. CBJ...Played his 300th NHL game and recorded a shutout on 11/18 at CBJ...Won 3 straight games, 10/23-10/31...Made season-high 37 saves on 10/15 vs. BOS...Did not suffer regulation loss over 7-game stretch (10/15-11/2).
OTHER: First goalie in DET history to win 35+ games in his 1st 3 seasons (37, 37 and 35, respectively, from 2009-12)...Serves as the team spokesman for the Arthritis Foundation.
USA Hockey - Goaltender of the Year (2002) Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2003) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (2003) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2004) AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) NHL All-Rookie Team (2010)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)
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