OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1979)
Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers for Kent-Erik Andersson, October 1, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 25, 1984. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia with Todd Bergen for Bo Berglund and Dave Richter, November 29, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June 12, 1986. Claimed by Buffalo from Philadelphia in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1987.
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