- Has recorded five goals over his past nine games
- Potted a pair of goals on Mar. 2 at COL
- Scored twice, including the overtime winner on Feb. 1 at MTL
- Ranks second on the Bolts with two shorthanded goals
- Scored his first goal of the season while shorthanded on Oct. 24 vs. CHI
- Named a Lightning assistant captain at the beginning of the season
Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Boston, October 8, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from NY Islanders, January 21, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Alaska (ECHL), September 28, 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