- Made his season debut on Apr. 14 at BUF, recording 13:31 TOI and went 7-for-11 (64 %) in the faceoff circle
- Recalled by the Lightning on Apr. 14
- Has skated in 73 games with Syracuse, registering 12 goals and 35 points
Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 6, 2013.
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