• In 2011-12, he helped the Regina Pats make the playoffs for the first time in four years, recording 22 goals and 20 assists despite missing 14 games with an injury. He was named the Pats’ Most Sportsmanlike Player.
• His cousin, Joey Kocur, was drafted 91st overall in 1983 by Detroit and won three Stanley Cups (Detroit: 1997, 1998 and NY Rangers: 1994). Other cousins Shay Stephenson (198th overall in 2003 by Carolina) and Logan Stephenson (35th overall in 2004) by Phoenix) both play in the KHL.
NHL team: Detroit Red Wings NHL player: Milan Lucic Shootout move: Shoot stick side Video game: Call of Duty Movie: Out Cold TV show: One Tree Hill Website: nitrocircus.com Book: Lone Survivor Home-cooked meal: Taco Salad Activity away from the rink: Golf
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