QMHL First All-Star Team (1951, 1953) QHL First All-Star Team (1955) QHL Second All-Star Team (1956, 1957) Named Best Defenseman at WEC-A (1959) EHL Second All-Star Team (1961)
Traded to Chicago (St. Louis-AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 19, 1950. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for cash, October 25, 1954. Claimed on waivers by Quebec (QHL) from Shawinigan (QHL), October, 1956.
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