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NHLPA Rewind: Joe Nieuwendyk

NHLPA Rewind:  Joe Nieuwendyk

The following article appeared on www.nhlpa.com on Saturday, April 14 featuring for NHL and Cornell great Joe Nieuwendyk.

By Nadia Vocaturo

JOE NIEUWENDYK

3X STANLEY CUP CHAMPION (1989,1999, 2003)
4X NHL ALL-STAR (1988, '89, '89, '94)
CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY (1987-88)
KING CLANCY MEMORIAL TROPHY (1994-95)
CONN SMYTHE TROPHY (1998-99)
1,257 GP FOR 5 NHL TEAMS (CGY, DAL, NJD, TOR, FLA)
1,126 NHL CAREER PTS (564 G, 562 A) 
SECOND “FOREVER A FLAME” PROGRAM HONOUREE (2014)
HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE (2011)
NAMED AMONG 100 GREATEST NHL PLAYERS

The year was 2004, the host was Brett Lindros, and the player was Joe Nieuwendyk.

As we learn in this week’s episode, Nieuwendyk didn’t always have his sights set on hockey. In fact, it wasn’t even his best sport.

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