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James van Riemsdyk | Winger | #25

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
College: New Hampshire
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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James van Riemsdyk potted his third goal of the season in a 6-3 loss to New Jersey on Wednesday night.
Van Riemsdyk opened the scoring in the first period with a power-play marker. He finished the match with seven shots on net. JVR has produced five points in four games this year. He said before Wednesday's contest that he is focused on helping the Leafs and isn't worried about his contract situation or a potential trade. Oct 12 - 8:57 AM

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James van Riemsdyk scored a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

JVR couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off a contract year. Van Riemsdyk picked up the primary assist on Nazem Kadri's first-period goal before adding one of his own to make it 2-0 in the opening frame. He then helped set up Mitch Marner's goal in the third period. Van Riemsdyk scored 29 goals and 62 points in 82 games last season, and there's a good chance that he'll be able to replicate similar numbers this season.
Oct 4 - 10:22 PM

James van Riemsdyk (maintenance) was not present at practice for the Toronto Maple Leafs today.

He is slated to play alongside of Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak again this season and it appears he is in no danger of missing any regular season action.
Sep 30 - 12:39 PM

James van Riemsdyk is slated to play with Mitch Marner and Tyler Bozak again this season.

The trio was together for most of the 2016-17 campaign and they have been skating alongside each other at training camp. They were impressive in Saturday's preseason win over Buffalo, but JVR feels they are still getting their timing back. "Our chemistry, our ability to read off each other, gets better and better the more we play with each other," he said.
Sep 25 - 10:52 AM

James van Riemsdyk tallied a power-play goal in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Capitals.

He got his second goal of the playoffs during a second-period power play. Van Riemsdyk has generated three points over four games in the series.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 20 - 11:34 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored twice in Toronto's 3-2 loss to Columbus on Sunday night, pushing the Leafs down to the second wild card spot and into a matchup with Washington.

JVR is sizzling as the regular season comes to an end, having reached the scoresheet in six of his last seven games. The 27-year-old finishes the season with a career high 62 points in 82 games. The Leafs, however, couldn't hold onto the 2-0 lead JVR provided for them, and dropped from third place into the East's final playoff spot.
Apr 9 - 11:52 PM

Forward James van Riemsdyk picked up two assists in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 4-2 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins Monday night.

JVR drew his 31st and 32nd assists of the season on goals by Morgan Rielly (sixth) and Tyler Bozak (17th). Reilly's goal tied the game at 1-1 in the first period and Bozak's power-play goal gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead at 18:03 of the third. The Leafs then scored two long empty-net goals, one by William Nylander and the other by Nazem Kadri. It was Nylander's 19th goal of the season and extended his personal points streak to eight consecutive games. Kadri's goal was his 29th.
Mar 20 - 10:37 PM

James van Riemsdyk has been absent for the last three practices, but he will play Monday night against Boston.

Van Riemsdyk may be playing through something, but he has been productive with three goals and one assist in the last six games. On the season, he has 22 goals and 52 points in 70 appearances.
Mar 20 - 4:19 PM

James van Riemsdyk found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

JVR finally put his 14-game goal drought to bed with his power play goal at the 15:39 mark of the first period. The goal also allowed him to hit the 20-goal mark for the fourth time in his career. van Riemsdyk has 49 points in 65 games this season. Alexey Marchenko and Nazem Kadri also scored for the Maple Leafs.
Mar 7 - 11:03 PM

James van Riemsdyk has recorded just five assists in the last 14 games.

He had eight shots on goal against Anaheim last Friday. JVR has been stuck on 19 goals since he scored twice on Feb. 4.
Mar 7 - 5:27 PM

James van Riemsdyk is currently on a 10-game goalless drought.

van Riemsdyk has still managed to put up a respectable 19 goals this season, but he hasn't found the back of the net since Feb. 4. "You want to be contributing, you want to be scoring," van Riemsdyk said. "But I’m focusing on the little details, making sure those are in shape and then maybe the puck starts going in again." He'll get an opportunity to snap the streak against the Canadiens on Saturday night.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 25 - 9:42 AM

James van Riemsdyk will skate in his 500th career game on Saturday against Buffalo.

JVR began his career in Philadelphia posted 47 goals and 99 points in 196 games in the City of Brotherly Love. He's fared much better hockey's proverbial capital, posting 108 goals and 221 points in 303 games. His time in Toronto may be numbered, but there's little doubt that second overall pick in 2007 has been a tremendous success.
Feb 11 - 3:41 PM

James van Riemsdyk got his 17th goal of the season Wednesday night in a 4-0 win against Detroit.

His 10-game point streak was halted on Monday night, but van Riemsdyk still has four goals and 11 assists in the last 12 games.
Jan 26 - 9:01 AM

James van Riemsdyk is riding a 10-game point streak.

He has compiled three goals and 11 assists for 14 points during that span. JVR has recorded 16 goals and 38 points in 44 matches this season.
Jan 23 - 6:15 PM

James van Riemsdyk's insurance goal in the third period held up as the game winner against Buffalo on Tuesday night.

He gave the Leafs a 4-2 lead on his 16th goal of the season during a third-period power play. JVR has 13 points on the man advantage this season. He also extended his point streak to eight straight games.
Jan 18 - 10:49 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Dominic Moore
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Eric Fehr
6Josh Leivo
7Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Leo Komarov
4Connor Brown
5Nathan Horton
D1Jake Gardiner
2Morgan Rielly
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Connor Carrick
5Ron Hainsey
6Andreas Borgman
7Calle Rosen
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney