James van Riemsdyk is heading back to the city of Brotherly Love, where he first started his NHL career in the 2009-2010 season. When free agency opens on Sunday July 1, he is expected to a sign a five-year deal worth $7 million per season with the Philadelphia Flyers.
James van Riemsdyk is 29 years old and he has spent the past six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was traded to Toronto after the 2011-2012 season for defenseman Luke Schenn.
James van Riemsdyk was a key role player with the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2017-2018 campaign. In 81 games, he scored 36 goals and recorded 18 assists. His plus/minus was 1. Van Riemsdyk is going to fit perfectly on a second or third line for the Philadelphia Flyers.
He will also help out on the power play and van Riemsdyk is a beast in front of the net. The Philadelphia Flyers made it to the playoffs last season and lost in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins. This was a very good signing for the Philadelphia Flyers as they look to make adjustments to the roster and be even better for the 2018-2019 season.