|Final Rank:||28||Midterm Rank:||30|
|Born:||January 30, 1990|
|Born in:||Calgary, AB, CAN|
|Drafted:||2008: BOS (1st Round / 16th Overall)|
NHL Central Scouting’s Blair MacDonald
“I think it is going to take Joe a bit of time to develop into the player that he can be because of the league he is playing in is maybe at a lower caliber than the other leagues. He is very rangy with his stick; he dishes the puck well and has really good on-ice awareness. If he can get his skating a little more energetic, he’ll be a big strong player down the middle. When he is at his best he is a strategic player, I wouldn’t classify him as a power-forward, he is very smart and his positioning is very good; he knows where to be and where to go at the right time.”
Camrose Kodiaks’ head coach and GM Boris Rybalka
“I think the RBC (Canadian Junior A Championship) was Joe's coming-out party. Joe started to dominate by using his size, stick and reach. He skates well, he has soft hands. He's got the full package."
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.