• His oldest brother, Jamie, was drafted 36th overall in 2006 by the Sharks -- he played 61 games for San Jose in 2011-12 before being traded to Colorado. His other brother, Tye, was drafted 119th overall in 2010 by Philadelphia.
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk