JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 2009/10
- The Beginning: van Riemsdyk was drafted second overall by the Flyers in the 2007 entry draft, behind Patrick Kane. Following two seasons at the University of New Hampshire, van Riemsdyk made his NHL debut with the Flyers on October 2, 2009. He started off his NHL career with 6 goals and 12 assists in his first 16 games.
- The End: On June 22, 2012 the Flyers traded van Riemsdyk to the Leafs for Luke Schenn - a deal that ended up being very one sided in the Leafs' favour.
- The Jersey: Originally introduced as an alternate jersey in the 1997/98 season, this style of jersey became the Flyers' primary dark jersey in 2001. In the 2008/09 season the Flyers introduced a new alternate orange jersey, which became their primary 'dark' jersey in the 2009/10 while the black jersey was once again relegated to alternate jersey status. The 2009/10 season would be the final season that the Flyers wore this style of jersey.
- The Wear: To follow.
- The Season: From van Riemsdyk's rookie season, in which he would appear in 78 games for the Flyers, scoring 15 goal and adding 20 assists. The Flyers would make it all the way to the Stanley Cup finals, ultimately losing to the Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2.
- Acquired: April 17, 2016.
- Source: Double Deke Hockey.
- LOA: No.
- Photomatch: Photomatched to board burn above '21' on left arm.