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James van Riemsdyk | Winger | #25

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: New Hampshire
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
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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

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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

James van Riemsdyk scored a power play goal in Friday's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.

His goal late in the first period extended Toronto's lead to 2-0 at the time. Van Riemsdyk extended his point streak to six games in the process. He's picked up 10 points during that span. The 27-year-old is now up to 15 goals and 34 points in 40 games this season. William Nylander, Connor Brown and Connor Carrick also found the back of the net for Toronto.
Jan 13 - 10:28 PM

James van Riemsdyk had a piece of all three goals Saturday night as the Toronto Maple Leafs lost a 5-3 game to the Montreal Canadiens.

Van Riemsdyk earned his 18th and 19th assists for the season on Tyler Bozak and Nazem Kadri’s second period goals respectively. He earned his 14th goal of the season at the 18:15 minute mark of the second to momentarily close the Leafs to within one of the Habs. He is now on a five-game streak in which he scored a point; his last three games have each produced multiple points. With 33, he closed to within two of Auston Matthews for the top of the team leaderboard. Matthews failed to score a point Saturday night.
Jan 8 - 12:35 AM

James van Riemsdyk registered two assists in Toronto's 6-5 overtime loss to Washington Tuesday night.

van Riemsdyk is on a three-game point streak. He has 13 goals and 28 points in 37 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 4 - 11:36 AM

James van Riemsdyk stayed hot for the Maple Leafs as they beat the Red Wings 5-4 in overtime in Sunday's Centennial Classic.

JVR picked up his 13th helper of the season to give him 26 points in 36 games so far this season. There's a lot of chatter around the rumor mill that he's on the block, and with production like this it's easy to see the Leafs getting a bounty in return should they decide to move on.
Jan 1 - 8:31 PM

James van Riemsdyk collected his 12th helper of the season during Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning.

The veteran forward is now up to 25 points in 35 games this season, though he has points in just two games over his last five.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 02:12:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk notched a goal and an assist in a 6-0 win against Colorado on Thursday night.

Van Riemsdyk entered the match with one assist in the past five outings. Still, he is tied for second on the Leafs with 13 goals and he has 24 points in 32 games.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:35:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored in the third period to give the Leafs some breathing room in a 4-1 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.

This was his 12th goal of the season, tying him with Auston Matthews, who also scored in the contest, for the top of the goal leaderboard on the team. Van Riemsdyk gets the slight edge, however, with nine assists to Matthews' eight, which makes him the top fantasy value for the team.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:50:00 PM

James van Riemsdyk isn't bothered by the trade rumors.

"(Blocking it out) comes from experience. I remember going through that sort of thing right after I got drafted (second overall by the Flyers in 2007)," he said. "It tends to eat at you a little bit more (when you're younger), but now you realize it is completely out of your control and it does not really faze you as much." The speculation started because the Leafs reportedly want to make changes on the back end and they may have to give up a talented forward to do it. JVR leads the team in scoring with 20 points in 24 games and he is tied for the club lead with 11 goals.
Source: Toronto Sun
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:16:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk's goal on Saturday was his 100th as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

van Riemsdyk is the 55th player to score at least 100 goals in a Leafs jersey. Over his career he has 147 goals and 297 points in 470 contests between his time with Toronto and Philadelphia. "That’s a pretty big honor," said van Riemsdyk of his 100th Leafs goal. "I have really enjoyed playing in Toronto and that (milestone) shows I’ve been playing here a few years now. Hopefully, I can play here a lot longer."
Source: Toronto Sun
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:34:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk tallied his 10th goal of the year in a 4-2 victory over Edmonton.

He has found the back of the net in each of his last two games. JVR co-leads the Leafs in scoring with 19 points in 22 matches.
Source: Toronto Sun
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 11:03:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk remained hot on Thursday with another multi-point effort.

He notched a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Florida following his four-point performance versus Nashville on Tuesday. Van Riemsdyk scored his eighth goal of the year after a brutal turnover by Dylan McIlrath and he picked up the lone assist on Mitch Marner's highlight-reel breakaway marker.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Frederik Gauthier
5Ben Smith
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Leo Komarov
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Josh Leivo
6Joffrey Lupul
RW1Mitch Marner
2William Nylander
3Connor Brown
4Nikita Soshnikov
5Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Matt Hunwick
5Roman Polak
6Connor Carrick
7Alexey Marchenko
8Martin Marincin
9Stephane Robidas
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney