Ewen's death classified as suicide

September 20, 2015

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.

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