Trevor van Riemsdyk
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Born July 24 1991 (1991-07-24) (age 28),
Middletown, New Jersey, U.S.
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2014–present

Trevor van Riemsdyk (born July 24, 1991) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit


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 EJHL.[1]

Van Riemsdyk played college hockey with the New Hampshire Wildcats 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]


On March 24, 2014, van Riemsdyk agreed to terms with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year entry-level deal.[3] He made his National Hockey League 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 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 the Rockford IceHogs.[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 as the Blackhawks beat the Lightning in six games.[9]

On July 7, 2015, van Riemsdyk signed a two-year contract extension to remain with the Blackhawks.[10] On October 10, 2015, van Riemsdyk scored his first NHL career goal against Jean-Francois Berube of the New York Islanders.

On April 23, 2016, van Riemsdyk scored his first NHL career playoff goal in Game 6 in the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs against the St. Louis Blues.[11]


He is the younger brother of James van Riemsdyk who plays in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs.[12] He also has a brother named Brendan, who is committed to play for the University of New Hampshire.[13][14]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Christian Brothers AcademyNJISAA2911475818
2009–10New Hampshire Jr. MonarchsEJHL3182735440330
2010–11New Hampshire Jr. MonarchsEJHL 39162238206 2 3 5 4
2011–12U. of New HampshireHE374151924
2012–13U. of New HampshireHE39825338
2013–14U. of New HampshireHE264192310
2014–15Chicago BlackhawksNHL180112 4 0 0 0 0
2014–15Rockford IceHogsAHL80330
2015–16Chicago BlackhawksNHL823111431 7 1 0 1 2
2016-17Chicago BlackhawksNHL585111629 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 158 8 23 31 62 15 1 0 1 2

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2012
All-Hockey East First Team 20113 [15]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2013
Stanley Cup (Chicago Blackhawks) 2015


  1. Trevor Van Riemsdyk Profile. Retrieved on November 9, 2014.
  2. 2012-13 post-season awards. ECAC Hockey (2013-03-22). Retrieved on 2013-03-22.
  3. Blackhawks agree to terms with Trevor van Riemsdyk. Chicago Blackhawks (2014-03-24). Retrieved on 2014-03-24.
  4. TVR on making NHL debut – Trevor van Riemsdyk talks about playing in his first NHL game in Dallas.. Chicago Blackhawks (2014-10-10). Retrieved on 2014-10-10.
  5. Kuc, Chris. "Sunday's recap: Blackhawks 5, Sharks 2", Chicago Tribune, November 9, 2014. Retrieved on November 9, 2014. 
  6. "Blackhawks forward Kane placed on long-term IR",, February 25, 2015. Retrieved on February 25, 2015. 
  7. Powers, Scott. "Trevor van Riemsdyk expected back in eight weeks", ESPN, 2015-04-07. Retrieved on 2015-06-08. 
  8. Peters, Chris. "Blackhawks' Trevor van Riemsdyk, Bryan Bickell likely to play in Game 3", CBS Sports, 2015-06-08. Retrieved on 2015-06-08. 
  9. Ready or not, Trevor van Riemsdyk makes Stanley Cup Final debut (8 June 2015). Retrieved on 18 June 2015.
  10. Blackhawks agree to terms with Trevor van Riemsdyk - Chicago Blackhawks - News. Retrieved on 2015-11-22.
  12. Younger van Riemsdyk out to impress Flyers at camp. National Hockey League (2012-09-19). Retrieved on 2014-04-14.
  13. Youngest van Riemsdyk following family's footsteps | Prospects. (2013-02-25). Retrieved on 2015-11-22.
  14. Prospect Watch: Brendan van Riemsdyk making a name for himself. The Hockey News. Retrieved on 13 June 2015.
  15. Gaudreau, Gillies, Bazin earn major awards from Hockey East Writers and Broadcasters Association. SB Nation College Hockey (2013-03-20). Retrieved on 2013-03-20.

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