NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1977, 1978) ECAC Second All-Star Team (1978)
Traded to Boston by NY Rangers for Dave Barr, October 5, 1983. Claimed on waivers by Detroit from Boston, December 21, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, September 30, 1985.
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