WHL Second All-Star Team (1980) CHL Second All-Star Team (1982) William M. Jennings Trophy (1990) (shared with Reggie Lemelin)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1985, 1986, 1991, 1997)
Statistics for suspended game vs. Edmonton on May 24, 1988 are included in playoff record.
Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Geoff Courtnall, Bill Ranford and Boston's 2nd round choice (Petro Koivunen) in 1988 Entry Draft, March 8, 1988. Traded to Dallas by Boston for Jon Casey to complete transaction that sent Gord Murphy to Dallas (June 20, 1993), June 25, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 17, 1997.
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