2014-15: Scored first goal of season 2/13 vs. PHI... Picked up two fighting majors for 11th time in NHL career 10/28 vs OTT... Posted six hits 10/26 at LAK... Became CBJ's franchise leader in PIM (1027) with minor 10/27 at BUF.
2013-14: Tied J. Shelley for 1st place in CBJ history with 1025th career PIM on 4/12 at FLA... Skated in 400th career NHL game on 11/5 vs. OTT... Led CBJ with 8 fighting majors.
Career: Finished T-5th in the NHL in fighting majors (12) and 9th in PIM (100), leading CBJ in both categories in 2012-13... Finished in the Top 10 in fighting majors his 1st 6 NHL seasons: 2012-13, 12 (T-5th); 2011-12, 18 (T-4th); 2010-11, 24 (3rd); 2009-10, 21 (T-6th); 2008-09, 24 (2nd); 2007-08, 28 (1st) Made NHL debut on 10/5/07 vs. ANA Scored 1st career NHL goal on 10/10/07 vs. PHX (Aebischer) Won J. Ross Robinson Cup with Plymouth (OHL) in 2007.
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