Joe Nieuwendyk


Joe Nieuwendyk
Joe Nieuwendyk
Born September 10, 1966 (1966-09-10) (age 45)
Oshawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Dallas Stars
New Jersey Devils
Toronto Maple Leafs
Florida Panthers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 27th overall, 1985
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1987–2007
Hall of Fame, 2011

Joseph Nieuwendyk (born September 10, 1966) is the general manager of the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL) and a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He won the Stanley Cup three times, in three different decades, (1980s, 1990s, and 2000s) on three different teams, (Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, and New Jersey Devils), one of only nine players in Stanley Cup history to win the Cup with three different teams.[1] He is considered to be one of the best face-off men in NHL history. He announced his retirement from professional hockey due to chronic back problems on December 6, 2006, effective immediately. He was hired by the Florida Panthers as a special consultant to the general manager and later became special assistant to the general manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs. His sweater (#25) was retired in Lynah Rink at Cornell University on February 26, 2010), the first sweater to be retired at Cornell (along with Ken Dryden's sweater #1). Nieuwendyk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the class of 2011, along with former teammates Ed Belfour and Doug Gilmour, and Mark Howe.

Nieuwendyk is a nephew of former NHL player Ed Kea and a cousin of former NHL player Jeff Beukeboom.[2][3]

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Playing career

Nieuwendyk grew up in his hometown of Whitby, Ontario playing his minor hockey for the Brooklin-Whitby program of the OMHA's Eastern Ontario League. In 1983-84, Nieuwendyk was signed by the Pickering Panthers of the OHA Metro Jr.B. League before enrolling at Cornell University in 1984.

Nieuwendyk attended Cornell University and played hockey for three seasons. He was elected as a member of the Sphinx Head Society during his final year. In 1986 and 1987, he was named to the ECAC's All-Star First Team and was selected as an All-American. In 1987, Nieuwendyk was also nominated as a Hobey Baker finalist, along with other future NHL stars such as Brian Leetch, Craig Janney and Tony Granato; however, the trophy was awarded to Tony Hrkac of the University of North Dakota. After his third season at Cornell, Nieuwendyk played briefly for the Canadian national team.

Late in the 1986-87 season, after playing briefly for Team Canada following the completion of Cornell's hockey season, Nieuwendyk joined the Calgary Flames, playing in nine games. As his first season in the NHL was a short one, the 1987–88 season became his rookie season. In that rookie season, Nieuwendyk scored 51 goals and become one of only a handful of players to score more than 50 goals in their rookie NHL season. (Mike Bossy (53), Wayne Gretzky (51), Teemu Selanne (76) Alexander Ovechkin (52) are the others to have accomplished this). He won the Calder Trophy as best rookie and was also named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

Nieuwendyk played on five different teams in his career, and won Stanley Cups with three of them. The Calgary Flames drafted him in the second round (27th overall) in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft and he played for Calgary from 1986–87 to 1994–95. While in Calgary, he won a Stanley Cup in 1989 and set career highs with 51 goals (twice), 50 assists, and 95 points. He served as team captain from 1991 to 1995. In 1995 he was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for best exemplifying leadership qualities.

Joe Nieuwendyk warming up in San Jose in 1999

On December 19, 1995, after a protracted holdout, Nieuwendyk was traded to the Dallas Stars (in exchange for prospect Jarome Iginla) where he won another Stanley Cup and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs. During that run he would tie a then-record six game-winning goals (previously set by Joe Sakic). He played in Dallas from 1995–96 to 2001–02. During the 2001–02 season, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils where he won his third Stanley Cup with his third different team. After playing just over a season in New Jersey (94 games), he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs for the 2003–04 NHL season.

Due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he did not play during the 2004–05 NHL season and he became an unrestricted free agent prior to the start of the 2005–06 NHL season. Mike Keenan, General manager of the Florida Panthers, signed both Nieuwendyk and Gary Roberts to contracts worth $4.5 million each. The Leafs, under the new cap system, could not match that offer to keep Nieuwendyk and Roberts as the Leafs had only $9 million left to spend under the cap and still needed to sign at least seven other players. Interestingly enough, this was the third time that these childhood friends, Roberts and Nieuwendyk, played on the same team at the same time. They started their career together in Calgary and played together in Toronto and then in Florida.

On December 6, 2006, Nieuwendyk decided to retire from the game due to chronic back problems, ending a career that lasted 20 NHL seasons. He finished his career with 564 goals and 562 assists for a total of 1,126 points. At the time of his retirement, he was tied for 48th place in NHL history in points with Mike Bossy, who also was forced to retire due to back problems.

On February 19, 2011, Nieuwendyk played in the 2011 Heritage Classic alumni game against the Montreal Canadiens where he was the captain and scored a goal.

Lacrosse

Prior to professional hockey, Nieuwendyk was a lacrosse player and won the Minto Cup MVP in 1984 with the Whitby Warriors, alongside long-time friend Gary Roberts. In his honor, the Ontario Lacrosse Association's Junior A League annually bestows the Joe Nieuwendyk Award to its most outstanding rookie.

Personal life

Joe is married to Tina and has three children: daughters Tyra and Kaycee and son Jackson. The family resides in Dallas.[4]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1983–84 Pickering Panthers OHA Jr. B 38 30 28 58 35
1984–85 Cornell Big Red ECAC 29 21 24 45 30
1985–86 Cornell Big Red ECAC 21 21 21 42 45
1986–87 Cornell Big Red ECAC 23 26 26 52 26
1986–87 Canada National Team Intl. 5 2 0 2 0
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 9 5 1 6 0 6 2 2 4 0
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 75 51 41 92 23 8 3 4 7 2
1988–89 Calgary Flames NHL 77 51 31 82 40 22 10 4 14 10
1989–90 Calgary Flames NHL 79 45 50 95 40 6 4 6 10 4
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 79 45 40 85 36 7 4 1 5 10
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 69 22 34 56 55
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 79 38 37 75 52 6 3 6 9 10
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 64 36 39 75 51 6 2 2 4 0
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 46 21 29 50 33 5 4 3 7 0
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 52 14 18 31 41
1996–97 Dallas Stars NHL 66 30 21 51 32 7 2 2 4 6
1997–98 Dallas Stars NHL 73 39 30 69 30 1 1 0 1 0
1998–99 Dallas Stars NHL 67 28 27 55 34 23 11 10 21 19
1999–00 Dallas Stars NHL 48 15 19 34 26 23 7 3 10 18
2000–01 Dallas Stars NHL 69 29 23 52 30 7 4 0 4 4
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 67 23 24 47 18
2001–02 New Jersey Devils NHL 14 2 9 11 4 5 0 1 1 0
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 80 17 28 45 56 17 3 6 9 4
2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 22 28 50 26 9 6 0 6 4
2004–05 Did not play See 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 65 26 30 56 46
2006–07 Florida Panthers NHL 15 5 3 8 4
NHL totals 1257 564 562 1126 677 158 66 50 116 91

International

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
1986 Canada WJC 7 5 7 12 6
1990 Canada WC 1 0 0 0 0
1998 Canada Oly 6 2 3 5 2
2002 Canada Oly 6 1 1 2 0
International totals 20 8 11 19 8

Awards and honours

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for  Canada
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City Ice hockey
Award Year
NCAA
ECAC Rookie of the Year 1984–85 [5]
ECAC First Team All-Star 1985–86
1986–87
[5]
NCAA First Team All-American 1985–86
1986–87
[5]
ECAC Player of the Year 1986–87 [5]
NHL
Calder Memorial Trophy 1987–88 [6]
NHL All-Rookie Team 1987–88 [6]
King Clancy Memorial Trophy 1994–95 [6]
Conn Smythe Trophy 1999 [5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Players on Stanley-Cup Winning Teams". http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=31103. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Beukeboom". Hockey Draft Central. http://www.hockeydraftcentral.com/1983/83019.html. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Joe Nieuwendyk". Sports Illustrated. February 3, 1998. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/events/1998/nagano/athletes/573.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ http://stars.nhl.com/club/page.htm?bcid=32101
  5. ^ a b c d e "Joe Nieuwendyk profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=11194. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  6. ^ a b c Hanlon, Peter; Kelso, Sean, eds (2007). 2007–08 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. pp. 22–23. 

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2009–present
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