CHL First All-Star Team (1984)
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, April 19, 1981. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Eddy Beers and Gino Cavallini for Joe Mullen, Terry Johnson and Rik Wilson, February 1, 1986. Traded to Hartford by St. Louis with Hartford's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Hartford selected Blair Atcheynum) in 1989 Entry Draft for Hartford's 2nd round choice (Rick Corriveau) in 1989 Entry Draft, March 8, 1988.
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