WJC-A All-Star Team (1978) Swedish World All-Star Team (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) Swedish Player of the Year (1980) NHL All-Rookie Team (1983) NHL Second All-Star Team (1986) Lady Byng Trophy (1988)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1984, 1986, 1988)
Signed as a free agent by Boston, February 21, 1994.
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