Has seen action in 31 games overall, including season/career-high 10 straight Nov. 28-Dec. 18...Posted last point with 1a Dec. 26 at Wsh.; recorded 1st career NHL goal Dec. 16 vs. Mtl...Returned to NHL Devils' lineup Nov. 28 vs. NYI; was recalled from Lowell (AHL) that day...Saw action in 1 AHL contest; was activated off I.R./assigned to Lowell for conditioning Nov. 25...Missed 3 games Nov. 16-21 (ill); Nov. 12 contest at Pit. marked previous appearance...Notched 1st NHL point with 1a Nov. 6 vs. NYI; made NHL debut Oct. 5 vs. NYR after missing Oct. 3 contest (ill)...Spent entire 2008-09 season with HIFK Helsinki (Fin.) for 3rd straight year/5th full season overall; saw action in 54 of 58 games…Led club with pro career-high 24g and 149 PIM; was 3rd with 37pts.
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