USA Hockey just announced that Philadelphia Flyers forward, James van Riemsdyk (Middletown, NJ), has been added to their roster at the IIHF 2011 World Championship in Slovakia. His addition to the team could be a nice boost to a team that lacks high-powered offensive talent. JVR is coming off a very impressive playoff performance where he scored 7 goals in a 11 games for the Flyers. He also scored 21 goals in the regular season and he’ll now be the second 20-goal player on the U.S. roster at the Worlds, Derek Stepan is the other. The 22-year-old van Riemsdyk has represented his country previously and he’s also an alumnus of the US National Team Development Program (NTDP) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Here’s the latest U.S. roster as of 5/7/11.