• An assistant captain, Ewanyk finished his second season with the Oil Kings with 27 points (16-11--27) and 126 penalty minutes in 72 games.
• He represented Team Canada at the 2011 Under-18 World Championships and represented Team Pacific at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge finishing with one assist in five games.
• A St. Albert minor hockey product, his off-ice hobby is learning about cars and his dream car is a Lamborghini Reventon “because its modeled after a fighter jet”. FAVORITES
NHL team: Detroit Red Wings NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk Shootout move: “Shot blocker side” Goal celebration: “Just celebrating with my teammates” Video game: Call of Duty Movie: Black Hawk Down TV show: Entourage Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio and Megan Fox Website: facebook.com Restaurant: Earls Breakfast: Omelet Superhero: Batman
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