WHL East First All-Star Team (1985) NHL All-Rookie Team (1986)
Traded to Calgary by Hartford with Shane Churla for Neil Sheehy, Carey Wilson and the rights to Lane MacDonald, January 3, 1988. Traded to Vancouver by Calgary for Ron Stern and Kevan Guy, March 5, 1991. Missed majority of 1997-98 due to knee injury vs. Dallas, December 27, 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