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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
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James van Riemsdyk scored two goals and registered an assist in Toronto's 5-2 win over Buffalo Thursday night.
Those were van Riemsdyk's 30th and 31st goals of the 2017-18 campaign, which established a new career-high for him. His previous personal best of 30 goals was set back in 2013-2014. Patrick Marleau found the back of the net and registered an assist for Toronto. Tyler Bozak and Connor Carrick accounted for the other two goals. Mar 15 - 9:45 PM

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James van Riemsdyk scored three goals in a 6-5 shootout win over the Dallas Stars.

Entering the third period down two goals, van Riemsdyk picked up the slack for his teammates by scoring two goals a little over five minutes apart to tie up the game. The Stars were able to go back ahead before Patrick Marleau sent it to OT and Mitch Marner iced it in the shootout. It's JvR's third career hat trick and they are goals 27, 28 and 29 this season. The 28-year-old forward will become a UFA at the conclusion of the season and will likely command a big sum on the open market. So far he's picked up 44 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 14 - 10:04 PM

Expect the wind to be a factor during Saturday's Stadium Series game in Annapolis, Maryland between the Maple Leafs and Capitals.

There was 80MPH wind gusts in Annapolis on Friday night, but even though that'll come down on Saturday, the wind is still expected to make things difficult for the players. It's something that both teams will have to adjust to. "Every one of these is a little different. It would’ve been nice to get out there today and get a feel for (the ice), especially with (Toronto’s Canadian Navy-themed) white jerseys, but we’ll make it work," Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk said. "Night time will make it different for sight, but I think that will be good (not to lose the puck against different backdrops). I haven’t played anywhere where it has been super windy. It will definitely be a neat dynamic."
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 3 - 10:10 AM

James van Riemsdyk potted his 26th goal of the season on Monday night in a 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay.

Van Riemsdyk has scored an NHL-leading 10 goals via tip-in or deflection this season. He has seven goals and four assists in the past 13 games and is riding a six-game point streak going into Tuesday's mach against Florida.
Feb 27 - 11:23 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored the only goal in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Florida Panthers.

JVR opened the scoring with 29 seconds remaining in the first period and that proved to be the only tally of the game. He's now found the back of the net five times in his last seven games. The 28-year-old is up to 25 goals and 38 points in 61 games this season. Tyler Bozak and Jake Gardiner registered assists on the Maple Leafs' only marker.
Feb 20 - 10:04 PM

James van Riemsdyk registered an assist in Toronto's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.

van Riemsdyk has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last six games. He has 23 goals and 39 points in 59 contests this season. Certainly he's provided the Leafs with some valuable secondary scoring, but this hasn't been one of his best campaigns in terms of offensive production, especially after his 2016-17 showing of 62 points. That's problematic for him as he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Feb 18 - 9:22 AM

James van Riemsdyk netted the game-winning goal in a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on Monday night.

Van Riemsdyk has scored a goal in each of the last three contests and he is currently on a four-game point streak. He ranks second on the Leafs with 23 goals and he has produced 35 points in 57 matches.
Feb 13 - 10:38 AM

James van Riemsdyk found the back of the net in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Nashville Predators.

Van Riemsdyk opened the scoring at the 16:06 mark of the first period when he beat Preds goalie Pekka Rinne with one-timer from the high slot. The Leafs forward then added the game-winner in the seventh round of the shootout. JVR finished the night with four shots on goal in 17:18 of ice time. The 28-year-old is up to 21 goals and 33 points in 55 games this season. Kasperi Kapanen also scored in regulation for the Maple Leafs in this one.
Feb 7 - 10:35 PM

James van Riemsdyk scored a in a 4-0 win over the New York Rangers.

van Riemsdyk came streaking down the wing before he took a feed from Connor Brown and promptly put the puck in behind Henrik Lundqvist. It breaks a seven-game goal drought for van Riemsdyk, bringing him to 20 goals and 31 points in 52 games this season. Justin Holl, Patrick Marleau and Zach Hyman also scored in the win.
Feb 1 - 9:31 PM

James van Riemsdyk scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

The Maple Leafs trailed 2-0 in the second frame, but van Riemsdyk's goal tied the game at two in the first minute of the third period. He finished the game with a minus-1 rating and an impressive 11 shots on goal in 18:40 of ice time. Van Riemsdyk has now found the back of the net in back-to-back games. He has 19 goals and 29 points in 44 games this season. Andreas Borgman and Morgan Rielly also scored for Toronto.
Jan 10 - 10:42 PM

James van Riemsdyk scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Van Riemsdyk was perfectly positioned to tip in Roman Polak's shot from the point to open the scoring midway through the second period. It's JVR's first point in his last five games, bringing his total to 18 goals and 28 points in 43 games. William Nylander also scored in the loss.
Jan 8 - 9:57 PM

James van Riemsdyk potted his 17th goal of the season in Friday's 4-3 OT loss to Colorado.

Van Riemsdyk tied the game at the 18:05 mark of the third period to get the Leafs a point in the standings. He has two points in two games following the holiday break and 27 points after 38 matches this year.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:40:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk notched one goal and two assists in Toronto's 8-1 win over Carolina on Tuesday afternoon.

The Leafs winger recorded all three of his points on the power play, which went 3-for-3 in the contest. Van Riemsdyk leads the team with 16 goals, including seven with the man advantage. He is also tops on the Leafs with 12 power-play points.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 05:54:00 PM

James van Riemsdyk tallied his 15th goal of the year in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Philadelphia.

JVR's power-play goal gave Toronto a 2-1 lead after two periods, but the Flyers came back in the third. He leads the Leafs with six goals and nine points on the man advantage this season.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:04:00 AM

James Van Riemsdyk scored the Toronto Maple Leafs' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

JVR's goal late in the third period cut Vancouver's lead in half, but it was as close as the Leafs would come. It was his first marker since Nov. 24 and his 13th of the season. Van Riemsdyk now has 20 points in 27 matches.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 01:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Auston Matthews
2Nazem Kadri
3Tyler Bozak
4Tomas Plekanec
5Dominic Moore
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Patrick Marleau
3Zach Hyman
4Matt Martin
5Josh Leivo
6Kasperi Kapanen
7Joffrey Lupul
RW1William Nylander
2Mitch Marner
3Connor Brown
4Leo Komarov
5Andreas Johnsson
6Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Nikita Zaitsev
4Ron Hainsey
5Connor Carrick
6Travis Dermott
7Roman Polak
G1Frederik Andersen
2Curtis McElhinney
3Garret Sparks