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Flames honour Nieuwendyk

Joe Nieuwendyk
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According to the Calgary Flames website, the Calgary Flames honoured one of their former star players on Friday night.

Prior to the Flames' game against the New York Islanders, the Flames paid tribute to hockey hall of famer Joe Nieuwendyk with the 'Forever a Flame' celebration.

Nieuwendyk holds two significant Calgary Flames records--most points in a season with 92 which he set in the 1987-88 season (51 goals and 41 assists), and most goals in a game with five which he set on January 11, 1989 in a 8-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Nieuwendyk, a native of Oshawa, Ontario, was the Flames' second round pick, 27th overall in the 1985 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Nieuwendyk ranks third all-time in Flames goals with 314 (behind Theoren Fleury and Jarome Iginla), eighth in assists with 302 and fourth in points with 616. Nieuwendyk was also the Flames' captain from 1991-1995, won the Calder Trophy in 1988, Stanley Cup in 1989 and King Clancy Award in 1995 while with the Flames.

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