A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2012-13 campaign, he is in the midst of the second of a three-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 7/12/12.
2013-14: Led the Senators and ranked second in the NHL for the second consecutive season with 211 penalty minutes ... Led the Senators and finished seventh among all NHL players with 253 hits ... Became the 11th player in franchise history to score 100 goals for the club when he did so on Jan. 23 at Tampa Bay (4-3 SO loss) ... Surpassed Wade Redden to move into third place among all-time Senators (second among forwards) when he played his 839th game for the club on March 15 at Montreal (5-4 OT loss).
Career game highs: Goals: 2 (4x) last: 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss); Assists: 2 (9x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win); Points: 3 (2x) last: (2-1), 2/1/14 at Toronto (6-3 loss)
Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), March 2, 2005.
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