Played in NHL All-Star Game (1985)
Traded to Winnipeg by St. Louis with Bryan Maxwell and Ed Staniowski for Scott Campbell and John Markell, July 3, 1981. Traded to Detroit by Winnipeg for Brent Ashton, June 13, 1988. Traded to St. Louis by Detroit with Adam Oates for Bernie Federko and Tony McKegney, June 15, 1989.
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