James van Riemsdyk
James van Riemsdyk
Maple Leafs - Left Wing
NUMBER: 21
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
WEIGHT: 200
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 04/05/1989
AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Middletown, NJ, USA
DRAFTED: PHI: 2007-2 overall
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2008) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2009) Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for Luke Schenn, June 23, 2012.

Twitter: @JVReemer21
Why do you wear #21?In honour of Peter Forsberg
Pet Peeve: My youngest brother
Favourite Movie: Forrest Gump

BECAME A LEAF: Acquired from Philadelphia for Luke Schenn, June 23, 2012.

TRANSACTIONS: Originally Philadelphia's first choice, second overall, in 2007 Entry Draft.

2011-12 SEASON: Played 43 games for Philadelphia collecting 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) with 24 penalty minutes. Played 7 playoff games for Philadelphia collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) with 4 penalty minutes. Collected a season-high (tie) 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) Oct. 27 vs. Winnipeg. Collected a season-high (tie) 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) Nov. 5 vs. Columbus. Scored 2 goals, including GWG, Jan. 5 vs. Chicago. Missed 15 games (Jan. 14 – Feb. 16) due to concussion. Missed 19 regular season games and 4 playoff games (Mar. 4 - Apr. 18) with broken foot.

CAREER: 2010-11: Played 75 games for Philadelphia collecting 40 points (21 goals, 19 assists) with 35 penalty minutes. Established careerhighs for goals, points, penalty minutes and plus/ minus. Registered a 5-game point-streak (Nov. 18 – 26) with 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists). Registered a 3-game goal-streak (Nov. 22 – 26) with 3 goals. Played 100th career NHL game Dec. 1 vs. Boston. Scored career-high 16th goal Mar. 5 vs. Buffalo. Registered a 3-game point-streak (Mar. 24 - 27) with 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists). Scored 1st career hat-trick Mar. 26 at NY Islanders. Played 11 playoff games for Philadelphia scoring 7 goals with 4 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st (tie) on Philadelphia in playoff goals. Scored a goal in each of the last 3 games in ECQF against Buffalo. Played 2 games for Team USA at IIHF World Championship scoring 1 goal with 2 penalty minutes.

2009-10: Played 78 games for Philadelphia collecting 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) with 30 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st (tie) on team in game-winning goals (6). Ranked 1st (tie) among NHL rookies in game-winning goals. Ranked 5th among NHL rookies in goals, 8th in points and assists. Registered 8 multi-point games. Collected 1st NHL point (assist) in 1st NHL game Oct. 2 at Carolina. Scored 1st NHL goal and collected an assist Oct. 24 vs. Florida (Tomas Vokoun). Tied an NHL record by scoring GWG in Philadelphia's 3rd consecutive victory Nov. 19 at Los Angeles. Registered a 4-game point-streak (Nov. 12 – 20) with 4 points (3 goals, 1 assists). Named NHL Rookie of the Month (November) with 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 12 games. Played 21 playoff games for Philadelphia collecting 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) with 4 penalty minutes. Collected 1st career NHL playoff point (assist) in GM #2 ECQF Apr. 16 vs. New Jersey. Scored 1st career NHL playoff goal in GM #7 ECSF May 14 vs. Boston (Tuukka Rask). Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) in GM #1 ECF May 16 vs. Montreal. Scored a goal in GM #5 SCF June 6 at Chicago.

2008-09: Played 36 games for the University of New Hampshire (HE) collecting 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists) with 47 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on team in assists and points. Ranked 1st on team and 2nd in NCAA with 4 shorthanded goals. Named to New England Division 1 All-Star Team and Hockey East 2nd All-Star Team. After UNH season completed joined Philadelphia (AHL). Played 7 games for Philadelphia (AHL) collecting 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) with 2 penalty minutes. Played 4 playoff games for Philadelphia (AHL) collecting 2 penalty minutes. Played 6 games for United States at IIHF World Junior Championship collecting 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) with 4 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on Team USA in goals and 2nd in points.

2007-08: Played 31 games for University of New Hampshire collecting 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) with 36 penalty minutes. Ranked 4th in NCAA rookie scoring. Ranked 3rd on UNH in points. Ranked first among UNH rookies in points. Named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team. Named Hockey East Rookie of the Month (March). Played 6 games for Team USA at IIHF World Junior Championship collecting 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists). Ranked 1st on Team USA in goals and points. Named to the IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament All-Star Team.

2005-07: Played two seasons for the United States National Development Team Program. 2006-07: Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Junior Championship scoring 1 goal with 2 penalty minutes. Played 7 games for Team USA at IIHF World Under-18 Championship collecting 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists). Ranked 1st (tie) in tournament scoring. Named Tournament MVP, Top Forward and selected to the Tournament All-Star Team. Won silver medal with Team USA.

2005-06: Played 6 games for Team USA at 2006 IIHF World Under-18 Championship collecting 1 assist and won gold medal. Played in 2006 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and won silver medal.