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James van Riemsdyk will get to play against the team that drafted him in 2007 with the second overall pick, the Philadelphia Flyers, on Monday.

It will be van Riemsdyk's first contest against Philadelphia since he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. van Riemsdyk never lived up to expectations in Philadelphia, but he has seven goals and nine points in 12 games with Toronto. "I've always said in the past that when I'm given the opportunity to be a key contributor, I've held up my end of the bargain and was a productive player," van Riemsdyk said. "For whatever reason, over the last year, with injuries, those types of things got in the way. But I always knew that I had confidence in myself and when given the opportunity that I would make the most of it." We'll see if he can give Philadelphia a taste of what they missed out on.