Tallied five hits at TOR (11/23) ... Registered an assist vs. CBJ (11/12) ... Earned his first Capitals point with a goal vs. NYI (11/5) ... Sparred with Brayden Schenn and earned 15 penalty minutes at PHI (11/1) ... Registered two blocked shots in 14:44 of ice time vs. CBJ (10/19) ... Recorded a team high three blocked shots vs. NYR (10/16) ... Registered two penalty minutes in 17:45 of ice time vs. EDM (10/14) ... Led the Capitals with four hits in 20:53 of ice time vs. COL (10/12) ... Made his Capitals debut, registering three shots in 16:12 of ice time vs. CAR (10/10) ... Served as a healthy extra in 20 games (10/5, 10/22-10/26, 11/30-1/2)
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