Regular Season Career as a Blue: 12GP, 1-3-4, 2 PIM
2014-15 Stats: Home: 7GP, 1-3-4 Road: 5GP, 0-0-0
Trend: 1-2-3, +4 in last 4 games
-Accrued a +17 rating over the past two seasons, after totaling a -3 through his first three seasons
-Led the Maple Leafs defense with a +12 rating last season
-Ranked 27th among defensemen overall averaging 2:56 of shorthanded ice time per game last season
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