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Former Blue Todd Ewen Passes Away

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The enforcer and SLU hockey coach was 49.

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The Blues released this statement yesterday on the passing of former enforcer Todd Ewin. Ewin played for the Blues between 1986-1990.

The St. Louis Blues and the Blues Alumni Association deeply mourn the recent death of Todd Ewen. Todd was a member of...

Posted by St. Louis Blues on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ewen was drafted in 1984, 168th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues, where he spent four seasons and amassed 493 penalty minutes.

He also had a feud with Bob Probert, which was started by a punch:

Ewen was traded in 1990 to the Montreal Canadiens, where he would win a Stanley Cup in 1993. He then was traded to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim as protection for Teemu Selanne. He would retire f after undergoing double knee surgery in 1997 and further aggravating his injury with a stint in the Coyotes' training camp that year.

Ewen was active in St. Louis area hockey after his retirement. He was the coaching director of the Chesterfield Hockey Association for three years and also acted as head coach. He was the coach at Lafayette High School for three years before moving on to coach the SLU Billikens program, where they won the 2011 MACHA Gold Championship.