Leafs obtain James van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn
The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired left-winger James van Riemsdyk from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenceman Luke Schenn.
“We are really excited by the parts of the game that James will bring to the Leafs,” said Burke in a statement. “He will provide speed, size, and finesse to our top two lines and we know that he fits those needs that we have wanted to address for some time.”
Van Riemsdyk, 23, collected 11 goals and 13 assists in 43 games for the Flyers in 2011-12. He has collected 47 goals and 99 points in 196 NHL regular season games.
Schenn, 22, scored 14 goals and added 61 assists in 310 career games with the Maple Leafs. He was the fifth overall selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Schenn joins his younger brother Brayden on the Flyers’ roster.