Traded to Winnipeg by Washington with Toronto's 4th round choice (previously acquired by Washington later traded to Detroit Detroit selected John Jakopin) in 1993 Entry Draft for Pat Elynuik, October 1, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 2, 1993. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Los Angeles' 7th round choice (Todd Fedoruk) in 1997 Entry Draft for Los Angeles' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Mikael Simons) in 1996 Entry Draft, March 19, 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