- Missed a game due to a hip injury on Oct. 15 vs. Buffalo. Returned to the lineup the following game and played four games, before missing five more games with the same injury from Oct. 26 - Nov. 5
- Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Feb. 8 vs. Carolina
EJHL - MVP (2003) Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2004) Willie Marshall Award (AHL Top Goal-scorer) (2011)
Signed as a free agent by Oklahoma City (AHL). July 9, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 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