There are no do-overs in professional sports. If there were, Vermette would surely be drafted higher in the 2000 NHL Draft, where the Ottawa Senators selected him in the second round (No. 55).
Speedy and tenacious, Vermette is a reliable two-way forward who can slide into any role from top-line forward to checking-line pest. Hardly imposing at 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds, Vermette still delivers hits and blocks shots. Yet he has remained durable, playing 482 consecutive games from 2009-15.