James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against IHL) (1973) (shared with Don Atchison) IHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers with Camille Henry and Bill Plager for Don Caley and Wayne Rivers, June 13, 1968. Replaced Glenn Hall in 1st period vs. NY Rangers after Hall was given a game misconduct, November 13, 1968. Shares NHL record with Christian Soucy for having shortest career (three minutes) in league history.
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