Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1985)
Claimed on waivers by Buffalo from Boston, October 9, 1992. Claimed by NY Islanders from Buffalo in NHL Waiver Draft, October 2, 1995. Traded to Calgary by NY Islanders for Pat Conacher and Calgary's 6th round choice (later traded back to Calgary Calgary selected Ilja Demidov) in 1997 Entry Draft, March 20, 1996.
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