WHL First All-Star Team (1980)
Rights traded to Colorado by Minnesota with Kevin Maxwell for cash, December 31, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 20, 1982. Traded to Quebec by Minnesota for Jay Miller, June 29, 1983. Missed majority of 1984-85 season recovering from knee injury suffered in training camp, October, 1984. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, December 13, 1985.
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