AJHL - Rookie of the Year (1977) AJHL - Top Defenseman (1977) WCJHL - Rookie of the Year (co-winner - John Ogrodnick) (1978) WHL First All-Star Team (1979)
Missed majority of 1981-82 due to knee injury vs. Philadelphia, December 23, 1981. Missed majority of 1987-88 due to knee injury in training camp, October, 1987. Missed majority of 1992-93 due to shoulder surgery, September 27, 1992. Traded to Florida by Chicago for Darin Kimble, September 30, 1993.
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