CHL Second All-Star Team (1972) Ken McKenzie Trophy (Rookie of the Year CHL) (1972)
Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Mike Murphy and Sheldon Kannegiesser for Gilles Marotte and Real Lemieux, November 30, 1973. Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles to complete three-team transaction that sent Barry Gibbs to Los Angeles (June 9, 1979) and Terry Richardson to NY Islanders (June 9, 1979), August 16, 1979.
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