2013-14: Recorded first point of the season (assist) on Nov. 12 vs. ANA
2012-13: Completed seventh NHL season, first with New Jersey...Played in 22 games recording no points and 44 PIMs...Saw action in 22 of the last 45 games, including season-high 15 straight appearances Jan. 29-Feb. 24…Made Devils’ debut Jan. 25 vs. WSH...For lone appearance over season’s 1st 3 games...2nd on squad with 44 PIM (D. Clarkson, 78)...
Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 18, 2006. Traded to Florida by Dallas with Dallas's 6th round choice (later traded to Nashville Nashville selected Simon Fernholm) in 2012 Entry Draft for Jake Hauswirth and Florida's 5th round choice (Henri Kiviaho) in 2012 Entry Draft, December 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 10, 2012.
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