In his first Olympic appearance in 2006, Daniel played on the fourth line and contributed one goal and three assists in Sweden's gold medal win.
As a junior, Daniel led the 2000 World Junior Championship in goal scoring with six (6-4-10) in seven games.
This will be his 12th international tournament, all of which he has played alongside his twin brother, Henrik. They will join five other brother combinations competing in Vancouver: Belarus' Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn; Czech Republic's Milan and Zbynek Michalek; Finland's Jarkko and Tuomo Ruutu, Mikko and Saku Koivu; Slovakia's Marian and Marcel Hossa.
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