Brother of Brian and Ray Father of John Rookie of the Year Award WHL (1956) AHL First All-Star Team (1962)
Signed as a free agent by Toronto, June, 1955. Traded to Detroit by Toronto for Frank Roggeveen and Johnny Wilson, June 9, 1959. Traded to NY Rangers (Buffalo-AHL) by Detroit for Pete Conacher, August, 1960.
When things aren't going well for us in this city [Toronto], I think there is a lot of overanalyzing going on. You've got the most passionate fans in the world here and a lot of (media) coverage, so you know there's going to be a lot of people giving their two cents worth on us.
— Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk after a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday