Traded to Columbus by NY Islanders for Columbus' 4th (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Jonas Ronnqvist) and 9th (Dmitri Altarev) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft, May 11, 2000. Traded to Atlanta by Columbus with Petteri Nummelin for Tomi Kallio and Pauli Levokari, December 2, 2002. Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta with Chris Herperger for Jeff Farkas, January 20, 2003. Signed as a free agent by San Antonio (AHL), October 21, 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