- 2006-12-07 • Announced his retirement
- 2005-08-01 • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Florida Panthers to a two-year contract
- 2003-09-09 • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs
- 2002-03-19 • Traded to the New Jersey Devils w/ Jamie Langenbrunner for Jason Arnott, Randy McKay & a 2002 1st round pick (later traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, later traded to the Buffalo Sabres who selected Daniel Paillé)
- 1995-12-19 • Traded to the Dallas Stars for Corey Millen & the rights to Jarome Iginla
On February 26, 2009, Joe Nieuwendyk got his #25 retired at Cornell University.