JVR Named BC Drawmaster

Published: October 17, 2012 03:49 pm EDT

Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk will be the special celebrity drawmaster for this year’s edition of the Breeders Crown, which will offer over $6 million in purses on Saturday, October 27 at Woodbine Racetrack.

Van Riemsdyk, will be on hand to assist with the noon event, set for Tuesday, October 23 at WEGZ Stadium & Bar in Vaughan.

Born in 1989, van Riemsdyk captured the gold medal with team USA in the 2007 World Under-18 Championships (U18) in Finland.

A native of Middleton Township, NJ, van Riemsdyk was drafted second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and played three seasons with the franchise.

This past season, van Riemsdyk posted 11 goals and 13 assists in 43 games for Philadelphia.