NHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951, 1954) Hart Trophy (1955)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954)
Rights were held by Montreal at time of first appearance in NHL. Rights traded to Toronto by Montreal for the rights to Frank Eddolls, September 10, 1943. Missed majority of 1956-57 season while still in retirement but returned as an active player in game vs. Detroit, January 6, 1957.
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