*7th in the NHL in faceoffs won, 8th in faceoff % as of 11/19
*2nd on team in shots
*Totaled 40 shots and has won 131 of 210 faceoffs (62.4) over last nine games
*Tied career high with 9 shots and won 22 faceoffs (3rd highest of career) vs. SJ (10/30)
*Won 15-of-23 faceoffs (68%) vs. COL (10/9)
*37 career shootout goals ranks T-1st in NHL
*Led team in assists, third in scoring
*Fifth in TOI/game amongst NHL forwards and 12th in faceoff win percentage
*Recorded three assists and season-best plus-3 at NYI (3/18) to become Wild s all-time leading scorer
*Missed 17 games and did not participate in Olympics due to ankle fracture suffered vs. WSH (1/4).
Signed as a free agent by TPS Turku (Finland), October 22, 2012.
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