On his improvements: "I was not thinking at the beginning of the year that things would go this well. My objective was to score 30 points and to make the third line. If I was drafted, great. But now it's looking a lot better. If I get drafted in the first round, it would be great."
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