Chicago acquired Vermette in exchange for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a 2015 first-round draft pick (Nick Merkley) from the Coyotes on Feb. 28, 2015. Vermette, a pending unrestricted free agent, tallied only three assists the rest of the regular season.
After being a healthy scratch for the first two playoff games, the center shined by scoring four goals with three assists and winning 58.9 percent of faceoffs. He tallied three game-winning goals during the playoffs: Game 4 in double overtime against the Ducks in the Western Conference Final and Games 1 and 5 against the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.
Vermette returned to Arizona in the offseason on a two-year contract. After one season with the Coyotes, he joined the Ducks in Anaheim where he closed out his career.
Vermette was drafted 55th overall by the Senators in the 2000 NHL draft and made his NHL debut in 2003. He scored 515 points during his 14-year NHL career with the Senators, Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Blackhawks and Ducks.