Ewen's death classified as suicide
Former National Hockey League forward Todd Ewen died on Saturday at the age of 49.
According to CTV Calgary, police are classifying his death as a suicide from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
A veteran of 518 games in 11 NHL seasons, Ewen broke into the NHL for the St. Louis Blues in 1986-87. He also spent time with the Montreal Canadiens, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and San Jose Sharks. He was a member of the Canadiens' Stanley Cup-winning team of 1993. He finished his playing career after the 1996-97 season with 36 goals and 40 assists.
A prolific fighter, Ewen amassed a total of 1,911 penalty minutes over his career, including 146 regular-season fighting majors.