Missed majority of 1994-95 due to eye injury suffered in practice, January 24, 1995. Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Bill Guerin for Jason Arnott and Bryan Muir, January 4, 1998. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton for Daniel Lacroix, October 5, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, July 18, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury in training camp, October 4, 2001.
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