- Recalled under emergency conditions on Feb. 24. At the time of his recall, led the team and ranked second among AHL rookies with 22 goals. Ranked second on the team with 41 points.
- Recorded his first two-goal game in his season debut on Feb. 27 vs. Toronto
USHL All-Rookie Team (2010) USHL First All-Star Team (2010) USHL Rookie of the Year (2010) CCHA All-Rookie Team (2011) CCHA Second All-Star Team (2011) CCHA First All-Star Team (2013) NCAA West Second All-American 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