Scored a goal vs. PHI (3/2) ... Earned an assist at BUF (1/28) ... Scored his first goal of the season at MTL (1/25) ... Led WSH with four hits at PIT (1/15) ... Registered an assist vs. CAR (1/2) ... Earned his first point of the season with an assist at NYR (12/8) ... Tallied five hits and won 7 of 12 faceoffs (58%) at NYI (11/30) ... Registered five hits vs. MTL (11/29) ... Won 6 of 6 faceoffs vs. NYR (10/16) ... Recorded two hits and won 4 of 7 faceoffs (57.1%) in 10:37 of ice time vs. EDM (10/14) ... Registered two hits in 9:22 of ice time vs. COL (10/12) ... Was (-1) in 7:15 of ice time at DAL (10/5) ... Was (even) in 6:14 of ice time vs. CGY (10/3) ... Served as a healthy extra in 20 games (10/1, 10/10, 10/19-11/27)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 26, 2008.
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