Played in NHL All-Star Game (1976, 1978)
Traded to Washington by Philadelphia with Don McLean and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Alex Forsyth) in 1975 Amateur Draft for Washington's 1st round choice (Mel Bridgman) in 1975 Amateur Draft, June 4, 1975. Traded to Atlanta by Washington for Gerry Meehan, Jean Lemieux and Buffalo's 1st round choice (previously acquired, Atlanta selected Greg Carroll) in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 22, 1976. Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980.
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