AHL First All-Star Team (1941) AHL Second All-Star Team (1942, 1951)
Traded to NY Americans by Springfield (AHL) for cash, October 10, 1940. Team name changed to Brooklyn Americans prior to 1941-42 season. Claimed by NY Rangers from Brooklyn in Special Dispersal Draw, September 11, 1943.
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