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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 his 21st goal of the season Wednesday night but it was too little for the struggling Maple Leafs as they dropped another game, this time 2-1 in a shootout to the Devils in New Jersey.
The Maple Leafs, who were without captain Dion Phaneuf (hand), lost their seventh straight game. Van Riemsdyk ended a goalless game at 11:49 of the third period before the Leafs surrendered the game-tying goal with 2:50 left in regulation. Toronto (22-23-4) returns home to play against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday before embarking on a three-game road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and the Nashville Predators on Feb. 3 before returning to New Jersey on Feb. 6. Jan 28 - 11:03 PM

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James van Riemsdyk potted his 20th goal of the season in Wednesday's loss to Ottawa.

He scored at the 18:37 mark of the third period to make the score 4-3 for the Senators, but the Leafs couldn't tie it. Van Riemsdyk ended a five-game scoring drought with the marker. He had a minus-10 rating over that span along with 15 shots on goal. JVR has 41 points in 48 games despite his recent struggles defensively.
Jan 22 - 12:03 PM

James van Riemsdyk has 11 points in his last eight games for Toronto.

Van Riemsdyk is on pace to surpass all of his career-highs. The 25-year-old has never produced more than 30 goals or 61 points in a season, but he is currently rolling at almost a point-per-game pace. Van Riemsdyk has 19 goals and 40 points in 42 games.
Jan 12 - 6:44 PM

Maple Leaf interim head coach Peter Horachek reunited James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel on the team's first power-play unit.

It paid off with 11 shots on goal and two first-period markers in a 5-2 win over Columbus Friday night. This was the Buds' top line last season and really should reunited on both the power play and at even strength. Horachek may in fact be thinking that way, and if he is, JVR, Bozak and Kessel will be all the more productive and valuable from a fantasy perspective.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 10 - 11:57 AM

James van Riemsdyk scored two goals and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over Columbus.

This is the Leafs' first win since firing head coach Randy Carlyle earlier this week. The win also snaps Toronto's three-game losing streak. Van Riemsdyk picked up the primary assist on Phil Kessel's first period goal, and eventually added a goal of his own in the period. The 25-year-old added an empty netter to ice the game in the third period. He has an impressive 19 goals and 21 assists in 42 games this season.
Jan 9 - 10:42 PM

James van Riemsdyk caught a Tyler Bozak shot right on the nose, breaking it. JVR would return for a final shift of the game.

Hockey players, man. Tough as it gets. Van Riemsdyk would finish the game with an assist on Cody Franson's power play goal to tie it at one early in the third, as well as one minor penalty, two hits, three shots, and 23:23 of ice time.
Jan 3 - 12:08 AM

James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs produced two points Sunday in a tough, 6-4 loss to the Panthers in Florida.

The left winger netted his 16th goal of the season at 17:30 of the second period. He also was credited with his 18th assist 79 seconds later, on Nazem Kadri's 11th goal of the season. That one gave the Leafs a 4-2 lead after two periods. The Panthers kept them off the scoreboard in the third, scoring four goals themselves. Richard Panik (seventh) and Roman Polak (fourth) also picked up goals for the Leafs.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:07:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:34:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 06:26:00 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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:57:00 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.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:46:00 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:00:00 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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:03:00 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.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 11:39:00 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.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Peter Holland
4Mike Santorelli
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Daniel Winnik
3David Booth
4Trevor Smith
5Josh Leivo
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
4Leo Komarov
5Richard Panik
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Cody Franson
3Jake Gardiner
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Petter Granberg
8Korbinian Holzer
9Stuart Percy
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer