WCHA Second All-Star Team (1996) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1996) WCHA First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA West First All-American Team (1999) WCHL First All-Star Team (2003) Top Defenseman WCHL (2003) Missed majority of 2003-04 season recovering from groin injury suffered in pre-game warm-up, November 27, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Bentley (Chinook) following release by Columbia (ECHL), February 1, 2003. Signed Letter of Intent to attend U. of British Columbia, March 20, 2003.
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