When the invitation to attend Philadelphia Flyers development camp arrived, Trevor van Riemsdyk was excited.
A freshman at the University of New Hampshire, van Riemsdyk already had been passed over twice in the NHL draft, and didn't expect to be drafted when the 2012 selection process was held last month. So having something to fall back on was a good feeling. There also was the presence in Philadelphia of his older brother, James.
Then came June 23, and the Flyers traded James van Riemsdyk to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Just over two weeks later, Trevor was scheduled to arrive at camp and wear the same practice jersey his brother used to wear.
Would it be awkward? Trevor admitted he had to take a few moments to consider his options.