On his style of play: I would say I’m a two-way defenseman. I handle the puck and join the offense.
On his dad, Jan Erixon, former NY Ranger: My dad had a big impact on me; he played in the NHL for 10 years, so I started when I was really young. I played hockey for my entire life. I’ve seen old tapes, but I was two years old so I don’t remember anything. He tells me that he was great and he can give me advice, so it’s great.
On the possibility of being drafted: Obviously, it’s a dream to play in the NHL; I have always dreamt about the NHL, it’s a big dream.
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