OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1960, 1961, 1962) AHL Second All-Star Team (1964) Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against AHL) (1964) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year AHL) (1964) NHL First All-Star Team (1965) Calder Memorial Trophy (1965) Conn Smythe Trophy (1966)
Traded to Detroit by Chicago with Ron Ingram for Howie Young, June 5, 1963. Traded to Buffalo by Detroit for Tom Webster, June 10, 1970. Traded to Washington by Buffalo for cash, March 3, 1977.
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