IHL Northern Division Second All-Star Team (1949) NBSHL First All-Star Team (1954)
Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit for cash, June, 1949. Suspended for entire 1956-57 regular season by Fredericton (NBSHL) for refusing to play game vs. Saint John, March 7, 1956.
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