Todd Ewen: Former NHL enforcer dies at 49

Todd Ewen: Former NHL enforcer dies at 49

Todd Ewen, a forward who played 11 seasons in the NHL and was a member of the Montreal Canadiens’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 1993, died Saturday at age 49. His death was announced by one of his former teams, the St. Louis Blues, on their Twitter account.

Ewen, a forward, was drafted by Edmonton in 1984. He played 124 games with the Blues from 1986-1989, then played for Montreal (1989-1993), Anaheim (1993-96) and the Sharks (1996-97). In his one season in San Jose, Ewen had two points and 162 penalty minutes in 51 games.

In 518 career NHL games, Ewen, who was 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds, had 112 points and 1,911 penalty minutes. He won a Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1993. An official cause of death has not been announced. Ewen was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.