USHL First All-Star Team (1947, 1948) USHL Second All-Star Team (1950)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Ray Powell for Gerry Brown, September 21, 1946. Traded to Chicago by Detroit for cash, June, 1947. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Chicago (Kansas City-USHL) for Ed Wares, January 28, 1949. Traded to Chicago (Kansas City-USHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Ralph Wycherley for Al Rollins, September 13, 1949.
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