Placed on I.R. Dec. 1, retroactive to Nov. 23; missed 21 games Nov. 25-Jan. 7 (lower body)...Scored first career GWG Nov. 16 vs. Pit.; was first regular-season goal since Nov. 26, '11 vs. NYI...Posted 1a Nov. 12 at NYR...Recorded first point of season with 1a Nov. 7 at Phi...DND Oct. 22 at CBJ, Oct. 19 vs. NYR & Oct. 8 at Van...2012-13: Saw action with both Albany, AHL (33 games) & NJ (37)…Appeared in his 100th career NHL game Apr. 23 vs. Mtl...Stats included 6a/pts overall; notched 3a over a 7-game span Feb. 9-21…Posted last NHL point of campaign with assist Apr. 20 vs. Fla.; posted 1st point with assist Feb. 9 vs. Pit...Made NHL season debut Jan. 31 vs. NYI; was a healthy “scratch” 11 times, including 1st 5 games Jan. 19-29…Recorded 4g-15a-19pts & 24 PIM while appearing in every game with AHL Devils through Jan. 12…Total included 2 season-high 3-game point-scoring streaks, most recently Jan. 6-12 (2g-1a-3pts); & 4 2a efforts, most recently Dec. 27 at Spr.
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