Antoine Vermette
Antoine Vermette
Center
NUMBER: 50
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
WEIGHT: 198
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 07/20/1982
AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: St. Agapit, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: OTT: 2000-55 overall

2008-09: Combined to score 16-25-41 and 50 penalty minutes in 79 games with Ottawa and Columbus… Ranked sixth in the NHL in face-off percentage (57.7 percent)… Notched 9-19-28 and 42 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Senators… Collected 1-2-3 Nov. 1 at Tampa Bay… Tallied 0-3-3 Jan. 20 vs. Washington… Had back-to-back games with 1-1-2 Feb. 12-14… Collected 7-6-13, eight penalty minutes and was +5 in 17 games with the Blue Jackets… Finished fifth on the club in goals, assists and points… Made his Blue Jackets debut and registered an assist Mar. 7 at Detroit… Recorded points in his first four games with the club (3-3-6)… Scored two goals Mar. 13 at Chicago… Had goals in back-to-back games Mar. 18-21, including the game-winner Mar. 18 vs. Chicago… Collected 1-1-2 Apr. 8 at Chicago… Was scoreless with 10 penalty minutes in four playoff games…

2007-08: Collected 24-29-53, 51 penalty minutes and was +3 in 81 games with Ottawa… Finished fourth on the club in scoring… Ranked sixth in the NHL in face-off percentage (56.7)… Had 12 multi-point games… Recorded his first multi-point game of the season Nov. 1 vs. Atlanta… Recorded the first hat trick of his NHL career and first career four-point game Apr. 3 at Toronto (Vesa Toskala)… Missed one game due to injury… Recorded the 100th point of his NHL career with an assist Dec. 7 at Dallas… Was scoreless with four penalty minutes in four playoff games…

2006-07: Recorded 19-20-39 and 52 penalty minutes in 77 games with Ottawa… Had 10 multi-point games… Missed five games due to injury… Added 2-3-5 and six penalty minutes in 20 playoff games, helping the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final… Was unsuccessful against Jean-Sebastien Giguère in his and club’s first playoff penalty shot in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Anaheim on June 6…

2005-06: Tallied 21-12-33, 44 penalty minutes and was +17 in 82 games with Ottawa… Finished first on team and ranked second in NHL in shorthanded goals (6)… Was one of five Senators to play in all 82 games… Played the 100th game of his NHL career Jan. 14 at Edmonton… Had a four-game goal streak Mar. 19-25… Added 2-0-2 and four penalty minutes in 10 playoff games… Scored the first two playoff goals of his career in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Tampa Bay on Apr. 25 (John Grahame)…

2004-05: Collected 28-45-73, 36 penalty minutes and was +20 in 78 games with Binghamton (AHL)… Finished second on the club in assists and was third in points… Recorded the second hat trick of his AHL career Mar. 12 at Albany, 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… Added 1-4-5 and 10 penalty minutes in six playoff games… Led club in playoff points…

2003-04: Registered 7-7-14, 16 penalty minutes and was +5 in 57 games with Ottawa… Made his NHL debut Oct. 9 at Montreal… Recorded the first point of his NHL career with an assist (Chris Neil goal) Oct. 18 at San Jose… Scored the first goal of his NHL career Dec. 4 at Tampa Bay (empty net)… Missed 17 games due to injury… Added 0-1-1 and four penalty minutes in four playoff games… Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on Apr. 8… Recorded first career playoff point with an assist (Mike Fisher goal) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. Toronto on Apr. 18… Was scoreless with six penalty minutes in three games for Binghamton (AHL)…

2002-03: Tallied 34-28-62 and 57 penalty minutes in 80 games with Binghamton (AHL)… Led the club in goals and points… Scored the first goal of his professional career in his first professional game Oct. 11 vs. Bridgeport… Recorded the first hat trick of his professional career Mar. 7 at Albany… 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… Added 2-9-11 and 10 penalty minutes in 14 playoff games… Led the club in playoff assists and was second in playoff points…

2001-02: Notched 0-2-2, six penalty minutes and was +1 in four games with Victoriaville (QMJHL)… Missed most of season due to a neck injury… Added 10-16-26 and 10 penalty minutes in 22 playoff games, helping Victoriaville reach the Memorial Cup championship game… Attended Canada’s national junior team evaluation camp, where he sustained his injury…

2000-01: Collected 57-62-119, 102 penalty minutes and was +50 in 71 games for Victoriaville (QMJHL)… Finished second on club in goals and points… Added 4-6-10 and 14 penalty minutes in nine playoff games…

1999-00: Tallied 30-41-71 and 87 penalty minutes in 71 games with Victoriaville (QMJHL)… Added 0-1-1 and six penalty minutes in six playoff games…

1998-99: Recorded 9-17-26, 32 penalty minutes and was +7 in 57 games with Quebec (QMJHL)… Was scoreless with two penalty minutes in 13 playoff games.

2009-10: Recorded 27-38-65, 32 penalty minutes and was +2 in 82 games with Columbus… Set career highs in goals, assists, points, games played (tied) and multi-point games (16)… Led the club in shooting percentage (17.3) and shorthanded goals (2-tied), while ranking second in goals, assists and points… Led the club and ranked 14th (tied) in the NHL in face-off percentage (54.2)… Ranked second among club forwards and fifth overall in time on ice (20:08)… Played in 20-or-more minutes in 42 games… Was one of two players to play in all 82 games (R.J. Umberger)… Has not missed a game as a Blue Jacket since making his debut with the club Mar. 7, 2009 at Detroit, a streak of 99 games… Has registered 34-44-78 in 99 games (.788 points per game) since joining the Blue Jackets… Finished the season’s final 24 games with a +11 plus/minus rating after being a -9 the season’s first 58 games… Hit the 20-goal mark for the third time in his six-year NHL career… Tallied a point in back-to-back games Oct.5-8 (1-2-3)… Collected 1-2-3, including the 100th assist of his NHL career, and was +4 to tie the franchise single game record for plus/minus rating Oct. 24 at Anaheim… Had 2-5-7 during a five-game point streak Oct. 17-28, which tied for the longest point streak of his career… Recorded 1-3-4 during a three-game point streak Nov. 13-19… Scored two goals Nov. 24 at Montreal… Played the 400th game of his NHL career Nov. 26 at Ottawa… Recorded the 200th point of his NHL career Nov. 30 vs. St. Louis... Tallied 1-1-2 in back-to-back games Nov. 30-Dec.1… Tallied 2-2-4 during a four-game point streak Dec. 19-26… Scored the 100th goal of his NHL career, the game-winner, and added two assists Jan. 8 at Calgary…Collected 3-3-6 during a four game point streak Jan. 5-10… Registered 2-4-6 during a career-high (tied) five-game point streak Feb. 6-Mar. 2… Recorded 1-2-3 Mar. 9 at Anaheim… Tallied 1-2-3 and was +4 to tie the club single game record for plus/minus rating Mar. 15 vs. Edmonton… Had 3-3-6 during a three-game point streak Mar. 23-27… Scored a pair of goals Apr. 3 vs. Washington… Games lost to injury: 0… Multi-point (goal) games: 16 (3)… Most Points: 3 (5x) – Mar. 25 vs. Chicago, most recent… Most Goals: 2 (3x) – Apr. 3 vs. Washington, most recent… Most Assists: 2 (7x) – Mar. 15 vs. Edmonton, most recent… Most PIM: 4 – Apr. 9 vs. Detroit, most recent… Most Shots: 6 – Mar. 13 vs. St. Louis.