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Antoine Vermette | Center | #50

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (55) / OTT
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Commissioner Gary Bettman has decided to uphold Antoine Vermette's 10-game suspension.
After hearing the appeal of Vermette, the Ducks and the Players' Association, Bettman wasn't swayed to move from a clearly stated rule that if you abuse the refs physically in any way, you're banned for at least 10 games. Vermette is eligible to return March. 12th Feb 25 - 2:02 PM

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The decision on Antoine Vermette's appeal may come on Friday.

He met with commissioner Gary Bettman in New York City on Thursday. Stay tuned as Vermette vies for a reduction in his 10-game suspension.
Feb 23 - 7:34 PM

Antoine Vermette's hearing will take place on Thursday afternoon in New York City.

He will plead his case with commissioner Gary Bettman to get his automatic 10-game suspension for abuse of an official reduced. Vermette has already missed three games due to the ban with his fourth slated for Wednesday.
Feb 21 - 4:55 PM

The NHLPA has requested a review of Antoine Vermette's automatic 10-game suspension, which will be held within the next two weeks.

There's been some speculation that his ban will be cut in half, but a hearing date has not been set yet. As of this writing, Vermette's suspension is at 10 games and he's eligible to return on March 12th.
Feb 17 - 6:19 PM

Antoine Vermette reportedly plans to appeal his suspension.

Vermette received an automatic 10-game suspension for abuse of an official. Without appealing his suspension, he won't return until March 12 and will lose $97,222.22 in salary. If he is indeed appealing then the first step will be to have an in-person hearing with commissioner Gary Bettman. Vermette will be serving his suspension during the appeal process.
Feb 16 - 6:33 PM

The NHL has officially suspended Antoine Vermette for 10 games for abuse of an official.

Vermette's suspension was automatic, so this announcement has been anticipated. He will be eligible to return on March 12 and stands to lose $97,222.22 in salary. That being said, he does have the right to appeal this suspension, so there's a fair chance that he'll end up being back sooner.
Feb 16 - 6:15 PM

Antoine Vermette's automatic 10-game ban for abuse of an official won't be enacted until the NHL and NHLPA hold a conference call.

It's reportedly scheduled for later today. The expectation is that Vermette will get the 10-game suspension. He will have 72 hours from when it becomes official to appeal if he chooses to do so.
Feb 15 - 5:08 PM

Antoine Vermette has received an automatic 10-game suspension for abuse of an official.

He has the right to appeal the decision, which would be heard by commissioner Gary Bettman. Vermette received a game misconduct in the third period of Tuesday's win over Minnesota after he intentionally slashed a linesman after a faceoff. If the ban isn't reduced then he won't be eligible to return to action until March 12 against Washington.
Source: TSN.ca
Feb 15 - 10:21 AM

Antoine Vermette could be facing a lengthy suspension after he slashed a linesman on Tuesday night.

He gave a quick slash to the back of Shandor Alphonso's leg after he didn't feel he was ready for the drop of the puck. Vermette was immediately given a game misconduct for abuse of an official. He struggled on the draw throughout the contest and his frustration boiled over. Vermette will probably forfeit some cash and some games as a result of his lapse in judgement.
Feb 15 - 10:10 AM

Antoine Vermette picked up an assist in Friday's 2-1 loss to Florida.

He won nine of 12 faceoffs in the contest and one of those victories directly set up a goal by Hampus Lindholm. Vermette has been dominant on the draw this season with a 63.7 winning percentage on 905 total puck drops.
Feb 4 - 10:33 AM

Antoine Vermette recorded an assist in the Ducks' 2-1 win over Colorado Thursday night.

Vermette ended a seven-game point drought. He has seven goals and 19 points in 48 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 20 - 10:34 AM

Antoine Vermette registered two assists in Anaheim's 2-0 victory over Detroit Wednesday night.

That was Vermette's second multi-point game in the span of four contests. He has seven goals and 18 points in 40 contests this season.
Jan 5 - 10:11 AM

Antoine Vermette scored and added an assist in the Ducks' 3-1 victory over Calgary on Thursday.

Vermette opened the scoring on a power-play for the Ducks when he snapped in a rebound thanks to some strong work from Corey Perry in front of the net. He later assisted a power-play goal by Rickard Rakell. He has seven goals and 16 points in 31 games. Jacob Silfverberg scored the other goal for the Ducks while Ryan Kesler picked up two assists.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:40:00 AM

Antoine Vermette registered an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 overtime loss Thursday night.

That snapped Vermette's five-game point drought. He has six goals and 13 points in 35 contests in 2016-17.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Antoine Vermette has excelled on the draw this season.

Among players that have participated in at least 150 faceoffs, Vermette is leading the pack with a 65.3 winning percentage this season. That's comfortably ahead of the competition as Matt Duchene is in second place with a 61.8% success rate. Vermette has traditionally been strong on the draw, but this is still a major step up for him. He has a 56.2% career average and finished 2015-16 at 55.8%.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 04:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Joseph Cramarossa
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ondrej Kase
5Logan Shaw
6Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Clayton Stoner
7Korbinian Holzer
8Josh Manson
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier
3Jhonas Enroth