OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1978)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983)
Traded to NY Rangers by Detroit with Mike Blaisdell and Mark Osborne for Ron Duguay, Eddie Mio and Eddie Johnstone, June 13, 1983. Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers with Larry Melynk for Michel Petit, November 4, 1987. Traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver for Paul Lawless and Vancouver's 5th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Peter White) in 1989 Entry Draft, March 1, 1988.
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