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Antoine Vermette | Center

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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Antoine Vermette will play in game three of Chicago's best-of-seven series against the Nashville Predators.
Vermette was a healthy scratch in games one and two, so he will be making his 2015 playoff debut. The Hawks paid a big price to acquire Vermette before the trade deadline but he has yet to deliver for them. It will be interesting to see if he could develop some chemistry with his new teammates before the playoffs end for Chicago. Apr 19 - 1:23 PM

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Don't be surprised if Antoine Vermette draws back into the Chicago lineup for Game 3 against the Predators Sunday.

He has been a healthy scratch for the first two games of the series but may get a chance to suit up as the Hawks need a spark for Game 3 after falling flat in a 6-2 loss to Nashville Friday night.
Apr 18 - 11:32 AM

Antoine Vermette will probably be a healthy scratch again in Game 2 versus Nashville.

Coach Joel Quenneville said it's "not likely, but something we'll look at" when he was asked if there would be changes to the lineup going into Friday's match. He joined David Rundblad, Andrew Desjardins, Kyle Cumiskey, Daniel Carcillo, Michael Paliotta and Antti Raanta as the team scratches.
Apr 17 - 10:33 AM

Antoine Vermette will be a healthy scratch Wednesday in Game 1 at Nashville.

He contributed just three assists in 19 games with Chicago after he was acquired from Arizona. Vermette's ice time dwindled down the stretch and he'll be in the press box when the playoffs begin,
Apr 15 - 1:38 PM

Antoine Vermette is still adjusting with the Blackhawks, but he's feeling more comfortable.

"It's a tight game out there and with the skill and the ability this team has, if you have a check-first mentality and defend well, things are going to turn your way and you're going to get chances," Vermette said. He played between Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp in Monday's 3-1 victory, but he didn't contribute a point. Vermette has two assists in nine games with the Blackhawks since being acquired from Arizona.
Mar 24 - 10:02 AM

Antoine Vermette will relish his time in Chicago even though it's likely to only last for the rest of this season.

"I like it here, it's great," said Vermette, who can become an unrestricted free agent in the summer. "But I recognize it's a tricky position, and out of my control. That being said, my focus couldn't be further from that. I like it here right now, and I see the potential and the opportunity this group has. I'm very glad to be a part of that, for however long I am." He's been playing with Brandon Saad and Teuvo Teravainen.
Mar 20 - 10:52 AM

Antoine Vermette picked up two assists in Saturday's 6-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Vermette registered the primary assist on Patrick Sharp's opening goal in the first period and he also assisted on Sharp's second goal of the game. These were Vermette's first two points since being acquired from the Arizona Coyotes in late February. The 32-year-old has 13 goals and 37 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 15 - 11:46 AM

Expect Antoine Vermette to suit up in Monday's game against Carolina.

The Hawks acquired Vermette from Arizona on Saturday and although he didn't practice on Sunday, he will probably jump in and play as Chicago's second line center right away. The 32-year-old has 13 goals and 35 points in 63 games this season.
Mar 1 - 2:06 PM

Antoine Vermette will not practice with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

The Blackhawks acquired Vermette from the Coyotes late Saturday night so he probably just needs some time to get everything settled in his new city. With Patrick Kane out for an extended period of time, Vermette should get ample opportunity to produce with his new team.
Mar 1 - 12:31 PM

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman believes that acquiring Antoine Vermette makes sense for his team.

"There’s always a premium at this time of year when you’re acquiring players as rentals, and that’s the way the league works," Bowman said. "And you have to look at the individual players in the deal and whether that makes sense, and you weigh all the factors and then you move forward." It is a steep price to pay for a forward who will be an unrestricted free-agent at the end of the season, but the Hawks had little choice after they lost Patrick Kane to injury. It's unclear where Vertmette will fit in Chicago's lineup.
Mar 1 - 10:35 AM

Antoine Vermette has been traded from the Coyotes to the Blackhawks for a first-round pick and prospect Klas Dahlbeck.

Vermette was one of the more highly sought after players as a solid faceoff center who can play an adequate two-way game in more of a middle-six role. And after losing Patrick Kane, Chicago was in the market for a forward, though Vermette won’t be nearly as dangerous from an offensive perspective. He has 13 goals and 35 points this season. Vermette could end up centering the team's second line, or perhaps third, if coach Joel Quenneville wants to keep Brad Richards as the 2C. Either way, Chicago becomes a deeper team and Vermette's fantasy prospects improve.
Feb 28 - 9:54 PM

The Boston Bruins are reportedly trying to acquire Antoine Vermette.

Although Vermette will probably be traded before the deadline, the Bruins are believed to be competing with the Chicago Blackhawks as well as likely others. Ultimately Boston wants to acquire a top-six forward and if they can't get Vermette then some of their other candidates reportedly include Dallas' Erik Cole, Buffalo's Chris Stewart, and the Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 27 - 6:39 PM

Antoine Vermette scored the lone goal for the Coyotes in their 5-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.

Vermette knotted the score at one in the second period. Don’t let his real-life appeal sway you into thinking he’s a major cog in a fantasy lineup, as he has just 13 goals and 35 points. It’s probably only a matter of time before he’s traded as the Coyotes need to retool their roster. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Lucas Lessio got the assists.
Feb 14 - 10:39 PM

Antoine Vermette found the back of the net against Chicago on Monday.

It was Vermette's first goal since Jan. 17. He now has 12 markers and 34 points in 54 contests this season. He also found the back of the net in the shootout to help the Coyotes' win the skills competition.
Feb 10 - 10:37 AM

Antoine Vermette tallied a power-play goal in Arizona’s 3-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

Any production is good production for the Coyotes, especially when Vermette will be a hot commodity at the trade deadline. Vermette has 11 goals and 29 points this season. David Moss and Keith Yandle recorded the helpers. Yandle was also on the ice for all three goals against.
Jan 17 - 11:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Antoine Vermette
3Brad Richards
4Marcus Kruger
5Teuvo Teravainen
6Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Andrew Shaw
5Andrew Desjardins
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Kimmo Timonen
4Niklas Hjalmarsson
5Johnny Oduya
6David Rundblad
7Michal Rozsival
8Kyle Cumiskey
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling
3Antti Raanta