2013-14: Posted his 3rd shutout of the season (23 saves) vs. VAN, Mar. 4…Notched his 2nd shutout of the season vs. CHI, Feb. 7…Recorded 23 saves in win vs. PIT, Feb. 1…Registered 29 saves in his 1st shutout of the season vs. VAN, Jan. 16…Recorded 37 saves on 39 shots in 3-2 win at STL, Nov. 12…Made a season-high 48 saves in 3-2 SO win at SJS, Nov. 2…Made 31 saves and scored his 1st career NHL goal vs. DET, Oct. 19.
2012-13: Posted a 15-12-5 record with a 2.58 GAA and a .910 SV% in 34 starts…His 5 shutouts tied for 1st in the NHL.
NOTES: Has also played for DAL and TBL…His wife Brigitte is a Canadian World Cup and Olympic skier…Played hockey and softball growing up in Ontario…His softball teams won 7 Ontario championships and he almost played in the 2001 World Junior Softball Championship, except it coincided with his hockey playoffs….Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia…Signed a six-year contract with the Coyotes on July 1, 2013.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2007)
Traded to Sudbury (OHL) by Kingston (OHL) for Sudbury's 10th round choice (Billy Burke) in 2002 OHL Midget Draft, October 25, 2000. Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas with Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern and Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Minnesota, later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1, 2011.
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