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James van Riemsdyk

Born:May 4, 1989Draft:2007 Flyers #2 Overall
Hometown:Middletown Township, NJ, USAPosition:LW
Known For:JVRShoots:Left
National Team:USACurrent Team:Philadelphia Flyers

James Frederick van Riemsdyk (born May 4, 1989), also known by his initials “JVR”, is an American professional ice hockey left winger for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Van Riemsdyk began his NHL career with the Flyers, the organization that originally selected him second overall at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2012. He later rejoined the Flyers as a free agent during the 2018 off-season. Additionally, he has represented the United States in numerous tournaments.

James van Riemsdyk Philadelphia Flyers
James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

James van Riemsdyk Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded ToTraded For
June 23, 2012Luke Schenn

Deeper Dive


  • 2005-06 U18 WJC Gold Medal
  • 2006-07 U18 WJC All-Star Team
  • 2006-07 U18 WJC Most Valuable Player
  • 2006-07 U18 WJC Silver Medal
  • 2006-07 U20 WJC Bronze Medal
  • 2007-08 NCAA (Hockey East) All-Rookie Team
  • 2007-08 U20 WJC All-Star Team
  • 2008-09 NCAA (Hockey East) Second All-Star Team
  • 2008-09 NCAA (New England) D1 All-Stars
  • 2009-10 NHL Rookie of the Month (November)
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