AHL First All-Star Team (1970) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL Rookie of the Year) (1970) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL Leading Scorer) (1970)
Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for future considerations (Bill Collins, June 10, 1970), May 22, 1970. Traded to NY Islanders by Minnesota for Craig Cameron, January 7, 1975. Sat out entire 1978-79 season to become a free agent. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, October 5, 1979.
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