Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHA), October 29, 1930. NHL rights transferred to Detroit from Chicago Shamrocks (AHA) after AHA club owners purchased Detroit (NHL and IHL) franchises, September 2, 1932. Traded to NY Americans by Detroit for Fred Hergert and $7,500, November 21, 1935. Traded to Boston by NY Americans with $5,000 for Eddie Shore, January 25, 1940.
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