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Antoine Vermette
Antoine Vermette
Center  - ARI
(vuhr-MEHT, AN-twuhn)
Number: 50
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 198
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 20, 1982  (Age 32)
Birthplace: St. Agapit, QC, Canada
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Acquired: From CBJ in exchange for a 2nd round pick (via OTT) in the 2012 EntryDraft, a 5th round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft & G Curtis McElhinney, Feb. 22, 2012
Drafted: OTT / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (55th overall)
2013-14 Highlights
Led the team in goals (24) and finished with 45 points while playing in all 82 games on his way to being named team MVP...Extended his consecutive games played streak to 393 (fourth longest in the NHL entering 2014-15)...His three shorthanded goals led the team and ranked tied for third in the NHL...Led the team and ranked ninth in the NHL in face-offs (56.4%)...Finished second in the league in face-offs won (1,005)...Established a new career high in power-play goals (7) and his four game-winning goals were tied for second most on the team...Led all Coyotes’ forwards in TOI/game (19:12) and shifts/game (26.5)...His 71 blocked shots ranked first on the team and fifth among league forwards...Had six multi-point games...Scored a goal at PIT, Mar. 25...Notched game winner vs. FLA, Mar. 20... Scored the GWG vs. VAN, Mar. 4...Registered a career best 10-game point streak (8-5-13) from Jan. 20-Feb. 8...Tallied 1-1-2 vs. LAK, Jan. 28...Posted his 3rd career hat trick (3-0-3) and second of the season at VAN, Jan. 26...Became the 18th player in franchise history with multiple hat tricks in a season and the first since Peter Mueller in 2007-08...Scored SHGs at CGY, Jan. 22 and vs. TOR, Jan. 20...Recorded his second career hat trick (3-0-3) at OTT, Dec. 21...Posted a five-game point streak from Dec. 3-12... Scored twice at COL, Dec. 10...Notched a pair of assists vs. OTT, Oct. 15...Collected 1-1-2 and had a plus-3 rating at DET, Oct. 10.

2012-13 Highlights
Posted 13-8-21 and 36 penalty minutes in 48 games...Extended his consecutive games played streak to 310 (sixth longest in the NHL entering 2013-14)...His 13 goals and three game-winning goals both tied for the team lead...Led all Coyotes forwards in shifts/ game (24.3)...Led the team and ranked sixth in the NHL in face-off percentage (57.4%)...His 24 takeaways ranked tied for second on the team...Ranked third on the team in shot percentage (14.3%)...Recorded four multi-point games...Scored a goal and went 16-for-26 on face offs (62%) in the regular season finale at ANA, Apr. 27...Scored two goals vs. COL, Apr. 26...Scored a goal at CGY, Apr. 12...Scored the GWG at EDM, Apr. 10...Had a goal at NSH, Mar. 28...Scored a goal and went 15-for-20 on face offs (75%) vs. VAN, Mar. 21...Scored a goal vs. ANA, Mar. 4...Collected 1-1-2 and went 15-for-19 on face offs (79%) at VAN, Feb. 26...Tallied 1-1-2 vs. CGY, Feb. 18...Went 16-for-20 on face offs (80%) vs. EDM, Jan. 30...Recorded the GWG vs. NSH, Jan. 28...Had a three-game point streak (2-2-4) from Jan. 20-24.

2011-12 Highlights
Posted 11-26-37 and 28 penalty minutes in 82 games…Extended his consecutive games streak to 263 (sixth longest in NHL entering 2012-13)…Recorded 3-7-10 in 22 games with PHX after being acquired on Feb. 22 from CBJ…Registered 8-19-27 in 60 games with CBJ…Ranked ninth in the NHL in face-off percentage (56.6%) and second on the Coyotes…Collected 0-2-2 at STL, Apr. 6…Scored a PPG vs. ANA, Mar. 31…Recorded 1-2-3 including the GWG at VAN, Mar. 14…Skated in a season-high 22:45 and had an assist vs. MIN, Mar. 8…Scored his first goal as a Coyote and won 13 of 18 (72%) faceoffs at CBJ, Mar. 5…Made his PHX debut at CGY, Feb. 23, skating in 17:12 TOI…Appeared in his 600th career NHL game and had an assist vs. SJS, Feb. 21…Scored a PPG vs. ANA, Feb. 12…Recorded a point in six of seven games (1-5-6) from Jan. 10-23…Won 16 of 20 (80%) faceoffs vs. NSH, Jan. 19…Notched the GWG at DAL, Dec. 29…Recorded the GWG vs. CGY, Nov. 21…Notched a SHG vs. MIN, Nov. 15…Had an assist in six of seven games (0-6-6) from Oct. 21-Nov. 3…2012 Playoffs: Led PHX in postseason scoring (5-5-10)…Led the team in PPGS (3), also tied for third in the NHL…Second on the team and 10th in the NHL in postseason face-off percentage (58.7%)…Tied for second on the team in hits (57)…Played in all five games of the WCF against LAK and had an assist in Game 4, May 20…Recorded 1-3-4 in all five games of the WCSF against NSH…Recorded 1-1-2 in Game 2 vs. NSH, Apr. 29…Appeared in all six games of the WCQF against CHI…Led the team in scoring (4-1-5) in the WCQF…Scored a goal in Game 6 at CHI, Apr. 23…Collected an assist, and recorded 11 hits in Game 4 at CHI, Apr. 19…Scored two PPGS in Game 2 vs. CHI, Apr. 14…Scored his first career postseason goal with PHX in Game 1 vs. CHI, Apr. 12.

2010-11 Highlights
Recorded 19-28-47 in 82 games with CBJ…Set career highs in penalty minutes (60) and shots (183)…Was one of three players to play in all 82 games…Led the club and ranked tied for 14th in the NHL in face-off percentage (55.6%)…Ranked tied for second on the team in GWGS (3), third in goals (19), points (47), penalty minutes and shots (183), while ranking fifth in assists (28) and PPGS (3)…Had 10 multi-point games…Tallied 2-3-5 during a four-game point streak Mar. 27-Apr. 1…Scored the OT GWG at MIN, Mar. 19…Notched 1-1-2 at CGY, Mar. 4…Collected 1-2-3 vs. NSH, Feb. 22…Scored the GWG and added an assist at DET, Feb. 4…Recorded 2-2-4 during a four-game point streak Jan. 15-22…Played the 500th game of his NHL career at LAK, Jan. 8…Scored 2-1-3 vs. NSH, Dec. 1…Picked up 1-1-2 and was a plus-2 vs. STL, Nov. 10…Scored the GWG and added an assist at CHI, Oct. 23.

2009-10 Highlights
Set career highs in goals (27), assists (38), points (65), games played (82) and multi-point games (16) with CBJ…Led the club in shooting percentage (17.3%) and shorthanded goals (2), while ranking second in goals, assists and points…Led the club and ranked tied for 14th in the NHL in face-off percentage (54.2%)…Played 20-or-more minutes in 42 games…Was one of two players to play in all 82 games…Hit the 20-goal mark for the third time in his career…Tallied 1-2-3 and was a plus-4 vs. EDM, Mar. 15…Registered 2-4-6 during a career high five-game point streak Feb. 6-Mar. 2…Scored the 100th goal of his NHL career, the GWG, and added two assists at CGY, Jan. 8…Recorded the 200th point of his NHL career vs. STL, Nov. 30…Played the 400th game of his NHL career at OTT, Nov. 26…Had 2-5-7 during a five-game point streak Oct. 17-28, which tied for the longest point streak of his career…Collected 1-2-3, including the 100th assist of his NHL career, and was a plus-4 to tie the franchise single game record for plus/minus rating at ANA, Oct. 24.

2008-09 Highlights
Played in 79 games with OTT and CBJ…Ranked sixth in the NHL in face-off percentage (57.7%)…Notched 9-19-28 and 42 penalty minutes in 62 games with OTT…Collected 7-6-13, eight penalty minutes and was a plus-5 in 17 games with CBJ…Finished fifth on the club in goals (16), assists (25) and points (41)…Had 12 multi-point games…Collected 1-1-2 at CHI, Apr. 8…Made his Blue Jackets debut and registered an assist at DET, Mar. 7…Notched 1-1-2 in back-to-back games at PHI, Feb. 12 and at MIN, Feb. 14…Had three assists vs. WSH, Jan. 20…Collected 1-1-2 and was 7 of 11 (64%) on faceoffs at TBL, Nov. 1…2009 Playoffs: Played in all four games of the WCQF against DET.

2007-08 Highlights
Recorded 24-29-53 in 81 games with OTT…Finished fourth in points (53)…Ranked sixth in the NHL in face-off percentage (56.7%)…Had 12 multi-point games…Recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career and first career four-point game at TOR, Apr. 3…Collected 1-1-2 at BUF, Mar 25…Had a goal and an assist at PHX, Mar. 8…Won 15 of 18 (83%) faceoffs vs. TOR, Feb. 25…Recorded 1-1-2 at MTL, Feb. 5…Scored a pair of goals vs. CAR, Jan. 17…Collected 1-2-3 vs. ATL, Dec. 15…Had 1-1-2 to record the 100th point of his career at DAL, Dec. 7…2008 Playoffs: Played in all four games of the ECQF against PIT.

2006-07 Highlights
Recorded 19-20-39 and 52 penalty minutes in 77 games with OTT…Had 10 multi-point games…Led the team in face-off percentage (53%)…Posted 1-2-3 at STL, Mar. 20…Had two assists vs. NYI, Mar. 15…Scored two goals including the GWG vs. TBL, Dec. 2…Had 1-1-2 at ATL, Nov. 8…Had three straight multi-point (4-2-6) games Oct. 21-26…2007 Playoffs: Played in 20 Stanley Cup playoff games helping the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final…Recorded 2-3-5 and had a plus-2 rating…Played in all five games of the Stanley Cup Final against ANA…Notched an assist in Game 3 vs. ANA, June 2…Played in all five games of the ECF against BUF…Had 1-1-2 in five games against NJD in the ECSF…Collected 1-1-2 in five games against PIT in the ECQF…Notched 1-1-2 in Game 5 vs. PIT, Apr. 19.

2005-06 Highlights
Recorded 21-12-33 and posted a career-best plus-17 rating in 82 games with OTT…Finished first on the Senators and ranked second in NHL in SHGS (6)…Led the team in face-off percentage (57.9%) and had four GWGS…Was one of five Senators to play in all 82 games…Had five multi-point games…Notched 1-1-2 vs. BOS, Apr. 11…Had a career-best four-game goal streak (4-0-4) from Mar. 19-25…Collected 1-1-2 at NJD, Feb. 1…Played the 100th game of his NHL career and had a goal at EDM, Jan. 14…2006 Playoffs: Played in 10 games recording 2-0-2…Played in all five games of the ECSF against BUF…Scored the first two playoff goals of his career in Game 3 of the ECQF at TBL, Apr. 25.

2004-05 Highlights
Played in 78 games with Binghamton (AHL)…Finished second on the club in assists (45) and was third in points (73)…Recorded the second hat trick of his AHL career at Albany, Mar. 12, scoring shorthanded, on the power play and at even strength…Had his club record 106-consecutive games played streak come to an end Dec. 4…Led club in playoff points (5).

2003-04 Highlights
Had 7-7-14 in 57 games in his first NHL season with OTT…Scored the first goal of his NHL career at TBL, Dec. 4 (empty net)…Recorded the first point (assist) of his NHL career at SJS, Oct. 18…Made his NHL debut at MTL, Oct. 9…2004 Playoffs: Recorded one assist in four games of the ECQF against TOR…Recorded first career playoff point (assist) in Game 3 of the ECQF vs. TOR, Apr. 18…Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Game 1 of the ECQF at TOR, Apr. 8.

2002-03 Highlights
Appeared in 80 games with Binghamton (AHL)…Led the club in goals (34) and points (62)…Scored the first goal of his professional career in his first game vs. Bridgeport, Oct. 11…Recorded the first hat trick of his professional career at Albany, Mar. 7…Named AHL rookie of the month for March…Named to the AHL All-Rookie team…Led all AHL rookies in goals…Only Binghamton player to appear in all 80 regular season and all 14 playoff games…Led the club in playoff assists (9) and was second in playoff points (11).

2001-02 Highlights
Played in four games with Victoriaville (QMJHL)…Missed most of season due to an injury…Ranked fourth on the Tigres in playoff points (26)…Helped Victoriaville reach the Memorial Cup championship game.

2000-01 Highlights
Finished second on Victoriaville (QMJHL) in goals (57) and points (119).

1999-2000 Highlights
Ranked fourth in goals (30) and points (71) in 71 games with Victoriaville (QMJHL).

1998-99 Highlights
Played 57 games with Quebec as a QMJHL rookie.

International Career
2011: Appeared in four games for Canada at the IIHF World Championship in Slovakia. 

Personal
Nickname is “Vermy”...Favorite player growing up was Wayne Gretzky...Other favorites are Will Ferrell (actor), “The Usual Suspects” (movie), Metallica (band), Foo Fighters (band), “Modern Family” (TV Show)...Favorite road NHL city is Montreal...His first car was a 1994 Ford Escort...Antoine first began playing hockey at age 4...Antoine and his wife Karen have a daughter, Leonna.
 
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