Led Team Sweden and finished third overall in the tournament with seven assists (0-7--7) in six games at 2008 Under-18 IIHF World Championships. He also led his team in plus-minus (+8) and was named the tournament's Best Defenseman.
Helped Frolunda Junior win the SuperElit Championship in 2007-08, totaling 37 points (13-24-37) in 2007-08.
His 24 assists in 2007-08 were the most assists by a defenseman and the most by an under-18 player in the SuperElit league.
Played his first of seven games with Frolunda in the Swedish league in February and was primarily used on the power-play.
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