DND in three of last five games...Missed three games prior to Olympic break Feb. 3-8 (lower body); has missed 15 total due to injury/illness...Recorded last point Jan. 21 vs. StL. (1a)...Appeared in 200th game with NJ Jan. 9 vs. Dal...Appeared in 600th NHL game Oct. 13 at Wpg...Recorded 100th assist of NHL career/first point of season Oct. 4 vs. NYI…2012-13: Saw action in 37 of 48 games overall; was a healthy “scratch” on seven occasions…Also served four-game suspension, Apr. 12-20, as the result of Apr. 10 elbowing penalty...Scored lone goal Mar. 19 vs. NYR; notched assists/points in back-to-back games Mar. 9-10 (2a)...Posted first point of season with assist Feb. 7 vs. TB; made season debut Jan. 19 at NYI…Appeared in 11 games with Torpedo (KHL) prior to start of NHL campaign.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to shoulder injury vs. Boston, December 8, 2003. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), October 9, 2012.
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