|NUMBER:||21||BIRTHDATE:||July 20, 1973 (AGE 40)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Ornskoldsvik, Sweden|
|WEIGHT:||205||DRAFTED:||PHI / 1991 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||1st (6th overall)|
|Art Ross Trophy||2002-2003|
|Calder Memorial Trophy||1994-1995|
|Hart Memorial Trophy||2002-2003|
- Made his season debut on Feb. 11 at Columbus, his first NHL game since the 2008 playoffs (April 29, 2008 vs. Detroit).
- Signed by Colorado on Feb. 6.
- Helped the Avalanche win two Stanley Cup championships during his 11 seasons with the franchise.
- Captured the 2003 Hart Trophy, 2003 Art Ross Trophy and won the Calder Trophy in 1994-95.
- Named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team on three occasions (1997-98, 1998-99 and 2002-03) and was selected to seven NHL All-Star Games.
- Has tallied 885 points (249g/636a) in 708 regular season games.
- Ranks 10th all-time in points-per-game (1.25) and fourth in assists-per-game (.898).
- Only Wayne Gretzky (1.320), Mario Lemieux (1.129) and Bobby Orr (.982) averaged more assists-per-game during their NHL careers.
- Also averages better than a point-per-game in the playoffs, tallying 171 points (64g/107a) in 151 postseason games.
- Stands fourth on the franchise’s all-time scoring list with 755 points (217g/538a) in 591 games.
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.