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James van Riemsdyk | Winger | #21

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: New Hampshire
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (2) / PHI
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James van Riemsdyk (foot) has been moved to injured reserve.
The Leafs needed the roster spot to activate Nick Spaling. JVR was assessed with a non-displaced fracture in his left foot on Jan. 11 and his timetable was set at six-to-eight weeks, so he isn't close to returning yet. Jan 25 - 6:24 PM

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James van Riemsdyk will be out of action for six-to-eight weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his left foot.

JVR leads the Maple Leafs in scoring with 29 points in 40 games. He is also second on the club with 14 goals and his presence on the power play will be sorely missed as well.
Jan 11 - 10:35 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored in Saturday's 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Van Riemsdyk tied the game in the second period after Vladimir Tarasenko opened the scoring for St. Louis. JVR has been red-hot of late, as he's scored at least one goal in seven of his last 10 contests. The 26-year-old has 14 goals and 28 points in 37 games in '15-16.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 3 - 10:33 AM

James van Riemsdyk picked up a goal in the Leafs' 3-2 loss to Arizona on Tuesday.

Van Riemsdyk backed up a three point effort against Colorado with his 12th of the campaign in this loss to the Coyotes. The sniper now has seven points in his last five games and now has 24 points in 33 games. Nazem Kadri scored the other goal for the Leafs in a losing effort.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:22:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored a goal and added a pair of assists in the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

James van Riemsdyk now has 11 goals and 12 assists for a total of 23 points in 32 games played this season. JVR was a plus-four on the night, and had three shots on goal.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 12:42:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

JVR did all of his damage in the first period, as he assisted on Tyler Bozak's goal and scored one of his own with under two minutes remaining. The 26-year-old has nine goals and 19 points in 29 games this season.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 10:45:00 PM

James van Riemsdyk scored a power play marker in a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils on Tuesday.

His eighth of the season came 2:12 into the second period. JVR leads the Leafs in scoring with 17 points 28 games. His power play goal was assisted by Dion Phaneuf and Tyler Bozak. PA Parenteau was the other goal scorer for the Leafs.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:50:00 PM

James van Riemsdyk had an assist on all three of Toronto's goal in a 3-0 win over Edmonton on Monday night.

Van Riemsdyk leads the Leafs in scoring with 16 points in 24 games. He had a chance to score his first goal since Nov. 17, but he chose to pass the puck to Leo Komarov, who scored earlier in the match, for an empty-net marker instead.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 10:52:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk had an assist in Toronto's 2-1 shootout victory on Friday.

Van Riemsdyk has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has seven goals and 11 points in 20 contests in 2015-16.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 11:51:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals.

With the game tied at one in the third period, van Riemsdyk gave the Leafs the lead with just over 10 minutes remaining. Unfortunately for Toronto, Nicklas Backstrom tied the game with one second left and the Caps eventually got the two points. JVR has five goals and seven points in 14 games this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 11:16:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk had a two-point night in the Maple Leafs’ 5-3 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

He scored and assisted. JVR was a plus-two with five shots on goal and six hits in 20:28. The 26-year-old has three goals and four points in seven games. There’s no reason to think he can’t score 25 and get close to 60 points this season. Leo Komarov also had a goal and a helper, while Morgan Rielly cashed in on the other goal.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 10:31:00 PM

Coach Mike Babcock wants James van Riemsdyk to be a "dominant player around the cycle."

"I think he can do that, I think he's working hard at that, he's been really open and receptive to feedback," said the Toronto bench boss. "I think he can be a real important player for us. As long as a guy wants to get better, you won't have much trouble helping him. That's important." He is expected to use his big body around the net when the Leafs are on the attack and be active in the defensize zone as well. Van Riemsdyk has one goal and 10 shots in three games to open the year.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:18:00 AM

James van Riemsdyk recorded the Toronto Maple Leafs' only goal in a 3-1, season-opening loss to the visiting Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night.

The veteran left winger got the puck past Montreal goalie Carey Price when he deflected a shot on a Toronto power play 19 seconds into the second period. The goal tied the game at 1-1. Nazem Kadri and Dion Phaneuf assisted on the goal by van Riemsdyk, who played well last season on a sub-par team, posting 27 goals and 56 points in 82 games. New Toronto coach Mike Babcock, incidentally, won the NHL's first coach's challenge. An apparent goal by Montreal defenseman Jeff Petry at 6:36 of the second period was discounted after video replay showed Tomas Plekanec's stick made contact with the head of Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier's before the puck entered the net.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 10:19:00 PM

James van Riemsdyk scored a goal in Toronto's 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

JVR opened the scoring at the 1:09 mark of the first period, but the Red Wings answered with two goals of their own before the end of the frame. Leafs forward Mark Arcobello tied the game in the second period before the Red Wings got goals from Henrik Zetterberg and Brad Richards in the third period. Van Riemsdyk posted a respectable 27 goals and 56 points in 82 games in 2014-15, but the Leafs will need even more from him now that Phil Kessel is no longer in the picture.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 11:03:00 PM

James van Riemsdyk is looking forward to be the go-to guy in Toronto this season.

"That's what you want as a player, the pressure to perform and be one of the go-to guys," van Riemsdyk said. "When the team needs a big play you want to be the guy they look to. It's an exciting situation." With Phil Kessel being shipped out of town this off-season, a lot of the offensive burden will fall on van Riemsdyk. The 26-year-old had 27 goals and 56 points in 82 games with the Leafs in 2014-15. It wouldn't be surprising to see him surpass those numbers this year.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Peter Holland
4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
4Milan Michalek
5Daniel Winnik
6Michael Grabner
7Colin Greening
8Josh Leivo
RW1Leo Komarov
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brad Boyes
4Mark Arcobello
5Richard Clune
6Byron Froese
7Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Roman Polak
4Matt Hunwick
5Jared Cowen
6Martin Marincin
7Frank Corrado
G1James Reimer
2Jonathan Bernier