CAREER: In 1st year of a 2-year contract...2014 Olympic Silver...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 AHL First All-Star Team...2012 AHL All-Rookie Team...2-time AHL All-Star...2010 and 2011 Hobey Baker Finalist...2010 and 2011 Hockey East First All-Star Team and All-Academic Team...Led NCAA in scoring as a sophomore in 2010.
2013-14: Notched a hat trick and a team season-high 4 points (3-1-4) on 2/2 at WSH...Named the NHL's 2nd Star of the Week on 1/27 after scoring in 4 straight games (4-2-6), the team's longest goal streak of the season...Led Grand Rapids with 21 points (7-14-21) in 15 games before call-up.
2012-13: Led the AHL in scoring with 60 points (23-37-60) in 58 games before call-up.
OTHER: Recorded 144 points (50-94-144) in 113 games with Maine Blackbears from 2008-11...Named to Maine All-Decade Team...1st rookie in franchise history to record 2 OT points in one playoff year (2013)...Is Grand Rapids’ all-time rookie scoring leader (22-36-58 in 56 GP).
Hockey East All-Rookie Team (2009) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2010, 2011) NCAA East First All-American Team (2010) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2011) AHL All-Rookie Team (2012) AHL First All-Star Team (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