DETROIT - NOVEMBER 27: The band Bazooka Charlie plays in front of Joe Louis Arena during a pre-game outdoor cook out before the NHL game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Calgary Flames on November 27, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Imagese)
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