James Reimer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Reimer decision signifies start of heavy lifting for Shanahan, Lamoriello

    The Score "The sledgehammer is infallible. It doesn't require skill, precision, refinement, rigor, or exactness. Apply strength; damage done. Still, it's been the weapon of choice for Brendan Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello, Kyle Dubas, and a Toronto Maple Leafs management team that's wielded the handheld..." January 29

  • Reimer wants ‘to be a Leaf my whole career,’ but isn’t sure what management thinks

    Pro Hockey Talk "James Reimer picked a great season to have a great season. A pending unrestricted free agent, Reimer has started 21 games for the Maple Leafs and has a .937 save percentage. Of the 35 NHL goalies that have started at least 20 games this season, that’s the highest save percentage of them..." January 25

  • Executives forecast lucrative long-term deal for James Reimer

    TSN "It could be fleeting, or it could be the statistical foundation for a more solid future. Either way, the fact James Reimer leads the NHL in save percentage shows the work he has put in over time is paying off. But will there be a pay off at the end of the season if the 27-year-old Maple Leafs’..." January 23

  • Maple Leafs' Reimer returns for 1st start of 2016

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs will welcome back the NHL's leader in save percentage when the club takes on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Goaltender James Reimer, who boasts a .936 save percentage, will get his first start since Dec. 3 and his first action since Dec. 29. Reimer has been out..." January 07

  • Maple Leafs must trade James Reimer

    The Score "The irony of the Toronto Maple Leafs' situation in goal is that Jonathan Bernier is giving the rebuilding team exactly what it needs right now: Last-place goaltending. Heading into Sunday's game in Brooklyn, the Maple Leafs sit second-last in the Eastern Conference, and 28th in the NHL, with 31..." December 27

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    Paul Hendrick @HennyTweets

    James Reimer on return: "can't be specific but I'm really close ". Hopes to get a start before December ends. #TMLtalk

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    No practice again this morning for James Reimer. He's expected back next week though when exactly is in question.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    James Reimer hopes to practice Friday and play Saturday. "I've got some aches here and there."

  • Maple Leafs goalies Bernier, Reimer in close race for starting job

    Toronto Star "Mike Babcock can talk about structure. Players can talk about learning to be hard on the puck. The Maple Leafs can all buy into a new system. Somebody can emerge magically to score all the goals that Phil Kessel once did. It will all go for naught if the Toronto Maple Leafs can’t get any..." October 01

  • Pending UFA Reimer wants to stick with Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "James Reimer‘s tenure with the Maple Leafs has been rocky at times, but he doesn’t want to see it come to an end. “This is the only organization I know and it was always my dream when I got drafted to play my whole career here,” Reimer told the Toronto Sun. “It’s one of the best, I mean it is..." September 16

  • Reimer should get chance to help the Leafs – or someone else

    The Globe and Mail "The Toronto Maple Leafs won again, and for the seventh time in nine games, but the real story was how they did it. It was James Reimer. Playing the second half of a back-to-back down in Detroit, the Leafs were basically a no-show for most of regulation on Wednesday. They were outshot..." December 12

  • Reimer's poor play ignites Maple Leafs goalie debate

    Toronto Sun "A renewed goaltending controversy is hardly one of those “pleasant problems” for coach Randy Carlyle. James Reimer triggered this one on Saturday in Buffalo for all the wrong reasons. It was a game where at the very least, he could have defended his smaller portion of the 60-40 split with..." November 17

  • Dreger: Leafs weren't "aggressive" on Reimer trade front

    Nichols on Hockey "“Not aggressively Dave, to be honest. Their interest was in signing him, but the agent through James Reimer, of course, and his input wanted him to at least explore the opportunity of trade. And they did that. “I don’t know exactly what the asking price was for Reimer, but I know that it never..." October 18

  • Maple Leafs' James Reimer says he has no issues with Randy Carlyle

    Toronto Sun "The Toronto media nicknamed him “Sunny Jim” because of his boundless optimism in the face of Leafs turmoil. So you knew that the returning James Reimer could not let any ill will linger between himself and Randy Carlyle, coming off that March 29 game in Detroit that summed up the coach’s..." July 29

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    $2.3 per year x 2 yrs for Reimer with Leafs.

  • Maple Leafs' James Reimer files for salary arbitration

    The Score "With no trade in sight to end the impasse between the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender James Reimer, Reimer has filed for salary arbitration. Reimer posted his highest career goals-against average (3.29) last season, winning just 12 games in 36 appearances despite recording a good..." July 03

  • Leafs' Bernier will be back, what about Reimer?

    Toronto Sun "One needs an operation. The other could decide, if he hasn’t already, that he needs a new address. The off-season for the Maple Leafs’ goaltenders will take divergent paths, but at least Jonathan Bernier, who will have sports hernia surgery on Wednesday, knows where he will be when the Leafs..." April 15

  • James Reimer will ask for trade from Toronto after season

    CBS Sports "James Reimer has had an interesting run in Toronto. That run could come to an end in the not-too-distant future. After he led the Maple Leafs to the playoffs last season, the Leafs brought in Jonathan Bernier and he has been the starter this season, not Reimer (he has done well with it so hard..." March 22

  • Leafs' Phil Kessel leads Leafs over Oilers 4-0

    Toronto Sun "Now that Phil Kessel is second in NHL scoring with 18 points, should league leader Sidney Crosby start sweating a little bit? “Not at all,” replied the Leafs sniper, who trails Sid The Kid by two. “I didn’t even have an idea I was (up that high).” You can bet that Maple Leafs general manager..." October 30

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Bernier goes in for Reimer 32 seconds in. Reimer hit awkwardly in the head on smother attempt by Josh Leivo.

  • Leafs' James Reimer stands tall in 4-1 win over Wild

    Toronto Sun "The Maple Leafs’ goaltending battle rages on. James Reimer repeatedly has told the media he’s not about to sit idly and watch Jonathan Bernier steal the crease from him. Bernier has posted great numbers in his first five games as a Leaf but after 10 days of being a spectator Reimer got a..." October 16

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    James Reimer gets the call for the #leafs after watching Jonathan Bernier get the last three.

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    With an impressive track record vs. Ottawa James Reimer gets the start in the home opener tonight.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    James Reimer starts Game 1 for the #leafs at Bell Centre.

  • Leafs goalies race too close to call

    Toronto Sun "Go ahead and try to handicap this race. On the inside wearing No. 34 James Reimer has no intention of giving up the lead. On the outside wearing No. 45 Jonathan Bernier is making his push to be the top horse in coach Randy Carlyle’s barn. Now that the drive towards the start of the..." September 26

  • Reimer looks in mid-season form, but Leafs lose to Senators 3-2

    Toronto Sun "A pre-season loss hurts but James Reimer happily will take the work. Reimer performed as though he was in mid-season form on Tuesday night stopping 34 shots in a 3-2 loss against the before 19176 fans at the Air Canada Centre. “I was the starter here last year and I had no intention of..." September 25

  • Leafs' Reimer ready to support, compete with Bernier

    TSN "Coming off a season in which he led the Toronto Maple Leafs to their first playoff berth in eight seasons it would have been easy for goaltender James Reimer to take the acquisition of Jonathan Bernier personally instead Reimer says he's looking forward to the competition and intends to support..." August 22

  • Maple Leafs’ Bernier savours chance to battle Reimer to be No. 1 goalie

    Toronto Star "When Jonathan Bernier wanders into the MasterCard Centre for the first time later this month he’ll be entering the great unknown. Outside of a brief tenure on a Team Canada world championship team when he met Dion Phaneuf and James Reimer Bernier really doesn’t know anybody on the Toronto Maple..." August 03

  • James Reimer and Maple Leafs still in mourning

    Toronto Star "James Reimer didn’t fall asleep until well after dawn. “Just lying there, thinking about it.’’ That’s how he’d ended the season too, just lying there, on the ice in Boston, though incapable of thinking through what had just happened, synthesizing it, not in the dreadful finality of the moment,..." May 18

  • Leafs lean on Reimer to beat Bruins 2-1 and extend series

    The Globe and Mail "You could have switched the jerseys – blue and white for black and gold – and few would have been surprised. As it was, though, this was a shocker. The Toronto Maple Leafs were all over the puck, dominating the play, hemming the Boston Bruins in their own zone for a full 20 minutes to start..." May 11

  • Rask outplaying Reimer after three games

    CSN New England "In the battle of goaltenders in the Bruins/Leafs series, Tuukka Rask is pretty clearly getting the upper hand against young Toronto Maple Leafs puck-stopper James Reimer. Rask made 17 saves during a frantic third period as the desperate Toronto bunch threw everything at the Boston net, and the..." May 07

  • Maple Leafs: James Reimer steals win from Devils

    Toronto Star "If the Air Canada Centre was sound asleep for most of Monday night, it’s at least partly because the Maple Leafs, in the first 40 minutes of their game against the New Jersey Devils, managed to put five shots on goal. Two periods, zero goals, next to zero drama — you could hear the collective..." April 16

  • Maple Leafs fall to Jets, James Reimer hooked

    Toronto Star "Maple Leaf fans can only hope it wasn’t some kind of sporting karma spinning around to haunt their beloved club. Everyone knows the horrid numbers of history. No playoff game since 2004. No Stanley Cup since 1967. So perhaps some were shocked by the presumptuous number of the moment. The team..." March 13

  • Maple Leafs activate Reimer, send Rynnas down

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs activated goalie James Reimer off injured reserve and assigned Jussi Rynnas to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League Wednesday. Reimer will be in the lineup Wednesday night when the Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens. Reimer will likely serve as the backup to..." February 27

  • Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer out at least a week with a knee injury

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer sustained a mild medial collateral ligament (MCL) knee strain in Monday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, the team said Tuesday. He’s expected to miss a minimum of one week. Argos quarterback Ricky Ray suffered a similar injury last season and missed the..." February 12

  • Leafs 'don't think (Reimer injury) is that serious'

    Toronto Sun "In the heat of the moment, Randy Carlyle didn’t have time to think of the long-term consequences. So when James Reimer went down with what the team is calling a lower-body injury in the second period of Monday’s 5-2 win over the Flyers the reaction was “who’s next?” After Ben Scrivens went..." February 12

  • Reimer leaves game with injury

    SB Nation "After two instances of good news (including a Colton Orr goal that nobody on Twitter expected), the Leafs' good mojo just came crashing to the ground. Toronto goaltender James Reimer has just left the game during the second period against the Flyers with an apparent groin injury. He seemed to..." February 11

  • Reimer backstops Toronto to shutout victory over Montreal

    Toronto Star "If there were any lingering doubts in James Reimer’s mind, Montreal was the place to lay them to rest. And if there were any demons to confront, then the Maple Leafs’ 6-0 win over the Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Saturday night might well have been the game to exorcise them. “I feel like..." February 10

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    James Mirtle @

    As expected, Reimer to start in his home province tonight against Jets. Will likely have lots of family on hand.

  • Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer 'feels strong'

    Toronto Sun "James Reimer clutched his three-iron during interviews on Monday, asked in jest if he'd keep it handy for future crease crashers. Reimer suffered severe head and neck pain early last season when Brian Gionta of the Canadiens banged into him during an Oct. 22 game in Montreal. No one knew the..." September 11

  • Reimer finds own silver lining

    Toronto Sun "James Reimer didn't have to reflect much on the lost season of 2011-12 to zero in on where it started to go off the rails. The Maple Leafs goaltender acknowledged he never felt the same after the Montreal Canadiens' Brian Gionta knocked him on the head during a game on Oct. 22. "That was a..." April 10

  • Maple Leafs rebound with confident James Reimer in goal

    Toronto Star "James Reimer is too humble, even when the times are good, to accept any praise for a victory. But he will say it comes as a great relief to have posted a couple of wins in a row after the mostly horrible season he's had. "We love to play, we love to win and it's hard to have fun when you're..." March 19

  • Leafs goalies will benefit from new coach Randy Carlyle's defence-first approach

    Toronto Star "Randy Carlyle won't say that Jonas Gustavsson is starting Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins. Gustavsson is, by the way. James Reimer let that piece of information slip. It's not that Carlyle is trying to hide anything or play games with the media. "I'm superstitious," said Carlyle...." March 06

  • Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke gives vote of confidence to Reimer, Schenn and Grabovski

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer never lost confidence in himself. It appears as if GM Brian Burke also believes in his young goalie. On Monday, Burke said he "flat-out" declined a trade for Reimer. "He's the real deal," Burke said at a news conference at the Air Canada Centre following..." February 28

  • Leafs goaltending coach defends his guys

    Toronto Sun "In January, when the Maple Leafs allowed three goals or less in 12 straight games, Francois Allaire was getting lots of praise for the club's improved goaltending. On Wednesday, Allaire was trying to protect his reputation and that of the struggling James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson. With..." February 23

  • James Reimer, Leafs Nation believes in you

    Toronto Star "An open letter to James Reimer from the apoplectic citizens of Leafs Nation. Dear James: It's up to you now, Optimus. You're our No. 1. Please don't let the town down. The calendar tells us it's six weeks and two days until the regular season concludes in Montreal. We want to be able to..." February 23

  • Leafs' Reimer focused on Oilers — but dreaming about Jets

    Toronto Sun "Two shutouts and the NHL third star of the week honour might not be enough to get James Reimer another start in his home province. While Reimer is set up to play the Edmonton Oilers on Monday at the Air Canada Centre, coach Ron Wilson is thinking big picture and at present, wants Jonas..." February 06

  • Reimer starts in net for Toronto Maple Leafs against Ottawa Senators

    Toronto Star "James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson sat side-by-side in their stalls at the MasterCard Centre when a reporter asked which one was starting Saturday night against the Ottawa Senators. They both laughed. "We both are," said Reimer. "We're going with four skaters and two goalies." Truth is,..." February 04

  • Reimer, Gustavsson in sharing mood

    Toronto Sun "So a Monster and a Minister walk into a bar ... and come out smiling. Where some NHL teams have had to keep their goaltenders separated in the dressing room and even trade one to keep the peace, Jonas (the Monster) Gustavsson and James (Reim Minister of Defence) Reimer have learned to co-exist..." February 03

  • Goalies sharing starts not all that bad

    Toronto Sun "Forty games are gone, the Maple Leafs don't have a definitive starting goaltender, and Denis Potvin thinks that's just fine. In fact, he thinks more teams should look at splitting the 82-game schedule up, the way his New York Islanders did when he they won four straight Stanley Cups in the..." January 18