WHL East First All-Star Team (1988)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1992)
Traded to Winnipeg by Detroit with Dallas Drake for Bob Essensa and Sergei Bautin, March 8, 1994. Traded to Philadelphia by Winnipeg with Winnipeg's 3rd round choice (Chester Gallant) in 1996 Entry Draft for Dominic Roussel, February 27, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 27, 1996.
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