WHL Second All-Star Team (1969) Lester Patrick Trophy (2003)
Traded to Montreal by Boston with Stan Maxwell for Cliff Pennington and Terry Gray, June, 1961. Traded to LA Blades (WHL) by Montreal for cash, November 10, 1961. Traded to San Diego (WHL) by LA Blades (WHL) for cash, July, 1967. Selected by LA Sharks (WHA) in WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.
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