Todd Ewen, a forward who was a member of the Mighty Ducks for the franchise's first three seasons, died Saturday at age 49. Ewen played 11 seasons in the NHL and was also a member of the Montreal Canadiens’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 1993.
The entire Ducks family mourns the loss of Todd Ewen, an original Duck that we will remember forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time, the Ducks said in a statement.
Ewen made his NHL debut with the Blues in 1986-87 and also played for the Mighty Ducks and San Jose Sharks before retiring in 1997. He finished with 36 goals, 76 points and 1,914 penalty minutes in 518 NHL games. Ewen did not have a point in 26 playoff games, including one game in the Canadiens’ run to the Cup in '93.
He moved back to St. Louis after his retirement and was active in coaching youth hockey. Ewen joined Saint Louis University’s program as an assistant in 2008 and took over as coach one year later.