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Trevor van Riemsdyk

Trevor van Riemsdyk (born July 24, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He won the Stanley Cup in 2015, his rookie season, with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Trevor van Riemsdyk
Born (1991-07-24) July 24, 1991 (age 28)
Middletown, New Jersey, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Playing careerEdit

AmateurEdit

Van Riemsdyk played high school hockey for Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey. He left the school before his senior year to play for the New Hampshire Junior Monarchs of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL).[1]

Van Riemsdyk played college hockey with the University of New Hampshire in the NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East conference. In his sophomore year, van Riemsdyk's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2012–13 All-Hockey East First Team.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

On March 24, 2014, van Riemsdyk agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year, entry-level deal.[3] He made his NHL debut on October 9, 2014, against the Dallas Stars.[4]

On November 9, 2014, van Riemsdyk earned his first NHL point with an assist in a 5–2 victory over the San Jose Sharks.[5] On February 25, 2015, van Riemsdyk was moved from the Blackhawks to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, after recovering from a fractured patella suffered on November 19.[6] Shortly after recovering, van Riemsdyk injured his wrist in April 2015 while playing for Rockford.[7] He underwent successful surgery but missed two months whilst rehabilitating. Van Riemsdyk was recalled by the Blackhawks on May 22.[8] He made his playoff debut on June 8 in game three of the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals. Van Riemsdyk won his first Stanley Cup in his rookie season, as the Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games.[9]

On July 7, 2015, van Riemsdyk signed a two-year contract extension to remain with the Blackhawks.[10] In the 2015–16 season, on October 10, 2015, van Riemsdyk scored his first NHL career goal against Jean-François Bérubé of the New York Islanders.[11]

On April 23, 2016, van Riemsdyk scored his first NHL career playoff goal in Game 6 in the first round of the 2016 playoffs against the St. Louis Blues.[12]

Having been exposed by the Blackhawks at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, van Riemsdyk was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights on June 21, 2017.[13] The following day, he was traded by the Golden Knights along with a seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.[14] On July 5, 2018, he signed a two-year, $4.6 million contract extension with the Hurricanes.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the younger brother of James van Riemsdyk who plays in the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers.[16] A third brother, Brendan van Riemsdyk, joined the University of New Hampshire program as a freshman forward in 2016–17.[17][18]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Christian Brothers Academy NJISAA 29 11 47 58 18
2009–10 New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs EJHL 31 8 27 35 4 4 0 3 3 0
2010–11 New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs EJHL 39 16 22 38 20 6 2 3 5 4
2011–12 University of New Hampshire HE 37 4 15 19 24
2012–13 University of New Hampshire HE 39 8 25 33 8
2013–14 University of New Hampshire HE 26 4 19 23 10
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 8 0 3 3 0
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 3 11 14 31 7 1 0 1 2
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 58 5 11 16 29 4 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 79 3 13 16 20
2018–19 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 3 11 14 10 9 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 315 14 47 61 92 24 1 0 1 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 United States WC 5th 8 0 0 0 2
Senior totals 8 0 0 0 2

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trevor Van Riemsdyk NHL.com Profile". Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "2012–13 post-season awards". ECAC Hockey. March 22, 2013. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Blackhawks agree to terms with Trevor van Riemsdyk". Chicago Blackhawks. March 24, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  4. ^ "TVR on making NHL debut – Trevor van Riemsdyk talks about playing in his first NHL game in Dallas". Chicago Blackhawks. October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Kuc, Chris (November 9, 2014). "Sunday's recap: Blackhawks 5, Sharks 2". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Blackhawks forward Kane placed on long-term IR". NHL.com. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Powers, Scott (April 7, 2015). "Trevor van Riemsdyk expected back in eight weeks". ESPN. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  8. ^ Peters, Chris (June 8, 2015). "Blackhawks' Trevor van Riemsdyk, Bryan Bickell likely to play in Game 3". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Ryan, Shannon (June 8, 2015). "Ready or not, Trevor van Riemsdyk makes Stanley Cup Final debut". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "Blackhawks agree to terms with Trevor van Riemsdyk – Chicago Blackhawks – News". Blackhawks.nhl.com. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kane, Panarin lead Blackhawks past Islanders 4-1". ESPN.com. October 11, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  12. ^ "Blackhawks rally past Blues to take Game 6". Chicago Blackhawks. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  13. ^ "Blackhawks lose Trevor van Riemsdyk in expansion draft". Chicago Tribune. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  14. ^ Williams, Terrell (June 22, 2017). "Canes Acquire Trevor van Riemsdyk from Vegas". NHL.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  15. ^ Brown, Michael (July 5, 2018). "Canes Agree to Terms with Trevor van Riemsdyk". NHL.com. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "Younger van Riemsdyk out to impress Flyers at camp". National Hockey League. September 19, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2014.
  17. ^ "Youngest van Riemsdyk following family's footsteps | Prospects". Nhl.com. February 25, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  18. ^ Kennedy, Ryan. "Prospect Watch: Brendan van Riemsdyk making a name for himself". Thehockeynews.com/. The Hockey News. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  19. ^ "Gaudreau, Gillies, Bazin earn major awards from Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association". SB Nation College Hockey. March 20, 2013. Retrieved March 20, 2013.

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