Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Todd Ewen
Todd Ewen played three years of major junior hockey with the New Westminster Bruins of the Western Hockey League and justly earned the reputation as one of the toughest players in the league. He produced decent offensive numbers in his first two years of junior, but it was quite apparent that his style of play involved playing the role of enforcer. In the first year he had 176 minutes in penalties in 68 games while picking up 24 points. But, it was in his second year that he left little doubt what he was there to do. In 56 games, Ewen racked up 304 minutes in penalties with 31 points.

As a 19-year-old in his final year, Ewen greatly improved on his offensive statistics, scoring 28 goals and 24 assists for 52 points while still not forgetting to visit his friends over in the penalty box, spending 289 minutes in the box.

The Edmonton Oilers drafted Ewen with their eighth pick, 168th overall, in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, but he never did play for the team. Ewen's rights were acquired by the St. Louis Blues in 1986. Ewen appeared in 23 games for the Blues that year, picking up a pair of goals and 84 penalty minutes. The following year he was inserted into the lineup for 64 games and served as the team's main "policeman." He scored four times and had six points with 227 minutes in penalties.

In 1989-90, Ewen was traded to Montreal, a club in need of some added toughness. He remained with the Habs for four years, winning a Stanley Cup ring with their 1993 championship club.

By the start of the 1993-94 campaign, Ewen had been traded to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. His role there was to make sure the opposition did not take any liberties with the team's stars, Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. That was a career year for Ewen in virtually every category, when he scored nine goals, had nine assists and 18 points, and also 272 minutes in penalties - all NHL career highs.

After three years with the Mighty Ducks, Ewen joined the San Jose Sharks as a free agent in 1996-97, his last season in the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 St. Albert Saints AMHL
1982-83 Vernon Lakers BCJHL 42 14 10 24 178
1982-83 Kamloops Jr. Oilers WHL 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
1983-84 New Westminster Bruins WHL 68 11 13 24 176 7 2 1 3 15
1984-85 New Westminster Bruins WHL 56 11 20 31 304 10 1 8 9 60
1985-86 New Westminster Bruins WHL 60 28 24 52 289
1985-86 Maine Mariners AHL 3 0 0 0 7
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 2 0 2 84 -1 4 0 0 0 23
1986-87 Peoria Rivermen IHL 16 3 3 6 110
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 64 4 2 6 227 -5 6 0 0 0 21
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 4 5 9 171 +4 2 0 0 0 21
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 0 0 11 -2
1989-90 Peoria Rivermen IHL 2 0 0 0 12
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 41 4 6 10 158 +1 10 0 0 0 4
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens Fr-Tour 2 0 0 0 20
1990-91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 28 3 2 5 128 +4
1991-92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 46 1 2 3 130 +3 3 0 0 0 18
1992-93 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 5 9 14 193 +6 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 76 9 9 18 272 -7
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 24 0 0 0 90 -2
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 53 4 3 7 285 -5
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 51 0 2 2 162 -5
NHL Totals 518 36 40 76 1911 26 0 0 0 87


Traded to St. Louis by Edmonton for Shawn Evans, October 15, 1986. Traded to Montreal by St. Louis for St. Louis' 3rd round pick (previously acquired, St. Louis selected Nathan LaFayette) in 1991 NHL Draft, December 12, 1989. Traded to Anaheim by Montreal with Patrik Carnback for Anaheim's 3rd round pick (Chris Murray) in 1994 NHL Draft, August 10, 1993. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 4, 1996.
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