RALEIGH, NC - Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk underwent surgery on his left shoulder. The procedure was performed by Dr. Marty Isbell at Raleigh Orthopaedic on Thursday and van Riemsdyk is expected to miss four to six months.
Van Riemsdyk, 27, suffered the injury in the first period of Game 2 against the Islanders on April 28. The 6'2", 192-pound defenseman skated in nine games this postseason after posting 14 points (3g, 11a) in 78 games with Carolina during the regular season. In his career, van Riemsdyk has registered 61 points (14g, 47a) in 315 games with the Blackhawks and Hurricanes. The Middletown, N.J., native was signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent in 2014 before being selected by Vegas in the 2017 Expansion Draft. Van Riemsdyk was acquired by the Hurricanes from the Golden Knights along with a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft (later traded to the Rangers) in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft (Jake Leschyshyn) on June 22, 2017.