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Todd Ewen (1966 — 2015)

Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup champion passes away at age 49.

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Todd Ewen played 11 seasons in the NHL for the St. Louis Blues, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, San Jose Sharks, and Montreal Canadiens, serving as a player representative for the NHLPA for three years.

Acquired by the Canadiens in the 1989-90 NHL season, Ewen spent the next four seasons with the Canadiens, his Habs career culminating in a Stanley Cup victory in 1993. In 190 games with Montreal he scored 13 goals and 19 assists, amassing 609 penalty minutes. He wore jersey #36 with the Habs.

Ewen retired at the end of the 1996-97 season after a 518-game NHL career, exploring secondary careers in real estate and coaching.  His coaching career began in the city where he experienced his first NHL action: St. Louis.  There, he served as a coaching director for a local hockey association and helped to develop coaches with USA Hockey.  His most recent experience came serving as head coach of St. Louis University's hockey team, leading the Billikens to a Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association championship in 2011.

He was recently interviewed for the Chris Nilan documentary The Last Gladiators which explored the psychological impact of being an enforcer.

Todd is survived by wife and Ewen Realty Group partner Kelli.