Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2002) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2003) Hockey East Player of the Year (2003) (co-winner - Michael Ayers) NCAA East First All-American Team (2003)
Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 20, 2009. Officially announced his retirement, November 5, 2009.
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