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David Jones (ice hockey)

Ducks’ Vermette trying to fit in

Ducks’ Vermette trying to fit in

No gentle needling has come Antoine Vermette’s way as the Ducks forward settles into the latest chapter of his career.

Vermette wasn’t at the top of the list of Ducks villains, but fans might remember the overtime goal he scored for the Chicago Blackhawks against Anaheim in Game 4 of the 2015 Western Conference final. It evened the series at 2-2 and the Blackhawks eventually won in seven games.

But his goal hasn’t been mentioned among his new teammates.

“I haven’t heard it,” Vermette said. “I’m not going to bring it up.”

After years of considerable torment, including 22 points in 33 games against Anaheim in an 11-year career, Vermette made his unofficial Ducks...

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