CCHA Second All-Star Team (1993) CCHA First All-Star Team (1995) CCHA Player of the Year (1995) NCAA West First All-American Team (1995) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (1995)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Buffalo with Cory Sarich, Wayne Primeau and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Alexander Kharitonov) in 2000 Entry Draft for Chris Gratton and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (Derek Roy) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 9, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. Florida, October 7, 2001. Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for Marc Bergevin, March 11, 2003. Traded to Columbus by Pittsburgh for Lasse Pirjeta, March 9, 2004.
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