A little under a week ago, James van Riemsdyk spoke with the Toronto media about playing centre.

He spent all of his time in Philadelphia on the wing, and the adjustment to playing the middle isn’t exactly the easiest position switch in hockey (wingers have the least to think about, centres the most). That’s not to say it can’t be done, but there will certainly be a little transition period.

Here’s what he had to say about his history as a forward, and the change in general: