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James van Riemsdyk | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: New Hampshire
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James van Riemsdyk scored a goal and added a pair of assists for the Maple Leafs Tuesday as they defeated the Stars by a score of 4-0.
JVR's career season continued on this night as his three points bring his season total to 32 in 35 games. Nazem Kadri picked up a goal and an assist for Toronto in the win while Mike Santorelli and Tyler Bozak also found the back of the net. Dec 23 - 10:34 PM

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James van Riemsdyk is currently on a five-game point streak.

The Leafs have been excellent since they were crushed 9-2 against Nashville in mid-November, and they've received offensive contributions from most of their lineup. Van Riemsdyk has three goals and four assists during the five-game streak. The 25-year-old has 13 goals and 28 points in 31 games this season.
Dec 18 - 6:26 PM

James van Riemsdyk scored for the Maple Leafs in their 4-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Toronto got contributions from all over its lineup in this one, with four different goal scorers. van Riemsdyk has been rolling lately, as he has points in six of his last seven games. The 25-year-old has 12 goals and 25 points this year, and he has 95 shots on goal. Richard Panik, Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly potted the other markers. Daniel Winnik picked up two helpers. Panik also had six penalty minutes.
Dec 13 - 10:57 PM

James van Riemsdyk lifted the Maple Leafs to victory Tuesday night as he registered a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win over Calgary.

JVR's scoring pace is currently the highest it has been in his career, as his 23 points in 27 games puts him on pace for about 70 over a full season. Phil Kessel, Mike Santorelli and Peter Holland also contributed goals for Toronto in the victory.
Dec 9 - 11:46 PM

James van Riemsdyk scored a pair of goals as the Leafs toppled Tampa Bay 5-2 on Thursday night, helping the team overcome two embarrassing losses in the week before.

The Leafs were the target of incredible backlash from their fans and the media after two lopsided losses to Buffalo and Nashville, but looked much better against a strong Lightning squad. JVR now has nine goals and 17 points through 20 games so far for the Maple Leafs. The 25-year-old is usually a reliable source for points playing with Phil Kessel on Toronto's top line. Expect the Middletown, N.J. native to keep producing just a tad below this pace as the season proceeds.
Nov 21 - 12:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk generated a goal and two assists in Toronto's 6-1 win over Boston on Wednesday night.

He extended his scoring streak to six games with the multi-point effort and he got his first power-play tally of the year. JVR has recorded seven goals and 14 points in 16 games.
Nov 13 - 11:03 AM

James van Riemsdyk tallied his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.

In doing so, he stretched his point streak to five straight games. The 25-year-old winger has 11 points in 15 matches this year.
Nov 10 - 11:39 AM

James van Riemsdyk will play against his little brother Trevor, Saturday night when the Blackhawks visit Toronto.

It will be the first time the brothers have faced each other in an NHL game and possibly ever. "I don’t think we've ever played against each other in organized hockey", said Trevor. "I think it was just the basement." We are betting the Hawks win but James has the better statistical night.
Nov 1 - 12:40 PM

James van Riemsdyk notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 6-3 win against the Rangers.

He scored a shorthanded marker in second period a little less than two minutes after he set up Nazem Kadri. Van Riemsdyk didn't have a point in his previous two outings of the 2014-15 campaign.
Oct 13 - 9:05 AM

James van Riemsdyk started camp skating alongisde Nazem Kadri and Matt Frattin.

It is early in camp, but this may be a glimpse of what Toronto coach Randy Carlyle may be thinking when it comes to line configuration. That would leave Joffrey Lupul free to rejoin the top line alongside Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak. Stay tuned.
Sep 20 - 12:23 PM

James van Riemsdyk has now gone 23 games without registering a point on the power play.

That's really remarkable given how much ice time he gets with the man advantage. JVR has had a nice season, socring 30 goals, but he's going to have to increase his production on the power play if the Leafs and his owners are to be truly satisfied with his output.
Source: TSN.ca
Apr 6 - 11:02 AM

James van Riemsdyk registered six shots and picked up his 30th goal of the year on Thursday night.

"Thirty is nice, but a lot of that has to do with the opportunity I've been given here," he said. "The coaching staff has shown confidence in me and I'm trying to take advantage of it." The 2013-14 season has been a coming out party for JVR, who was taken with the second overall pick in the 2007 draft by Philadelphia. He is one point away from hitting 60 on the year.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 4 - 9:08 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored and added an assist against his former team in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

JVR tied the NHL record for the fastest goal to start a period, firing a whopping wrister past Steve Mason just four seconds into the second frame. JVR has been a huge bright spot for Toronto this season, with 29 goals and as many assists for 58 points in 73 games.
Mar 28 - 10:05 PM

James van Riemsdyk earned his 28th goal of the year Tuesday night.

He scored with just 4:06 remaining in regulation to pull the Leafs within one goal of St. Louis, but the Blues added an empty netter to get a 5-3 victory. Van Riemsdyk has 57 points and 246 shots in 72 games this campaign.
Mar 26 - 8:25 AM

James van Riemsdyk ended a seven-game goalless skid with his 27th goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.

He scored on a deflection late in the match to make things interesting, but the Leafs dropped a 3-2 decision to the Red Wings. Despite his goal slump, van Riemsdyk has four points in his last five contests.
Mar 19 - 10:18 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Peter Holland
4Mike Santorelli
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Daniel Winnik
3David Booth
4Trevor Smith
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Richard Panik
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Cody Franson
3Jake Gardiner
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Korbinian Holzer
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer