CURRENT NOTES: 1st amongst team defensemen in scoring…Has 5 assists in his last 6 games…1 goal (4, 2009-10) from his career-high and has surpassed his career high for points (24, 2010-11).
2013-14: Tallied two assists on Feb. 27 at Philadelphia…Set a career high for points (25) with an assist on Feb. 7 vs. Columbus…Posted a four-game point streak from (ties career high) Jan. 4 at Colorado thru Jan. 9 vs. Detroit… Extended point streak to four games (ties career high) with an assist on Dec. 29 vs. Anaheim…Tallied a goal on Dec. 23 vs. Colorado for his first goal scoring streak of his career…Set career highs in assists (3) and points (3) and tied his career high in plus/minus (plus-3) on Oct. 8 vs. the NY Rangers
FIN FACTS: Ardent supporter of the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) and once had a penalty kicking competition with their goaltender Jon Busch in which each took turns attempting to score on one another...Would be involved with medicine or languages if he was not playing hockey
Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), September 15, 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