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Todd Ewen, NHL enforcer, dead at 49

Former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Todd Ewen died on Saturday. He was 49 years old. Another former team of Ewen's, the St. Louis Blues, announced the death on their official Twitter account.

Had nearly 2,000 penalty minutes in 11-year career

Todd Ewen, who won a Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens and was known as an enforcer during an 11-year NHL career with San Jose, St. Louis and Anaheim, has died at age 49. (Glenn Cratty/Getty Images)

Former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Todd Ewen died on Saturday. He was 49 years old.

Another former team of Ewen's, the St. Louis Blues, announced the death on their official Twitter account.

Ewen spent four seasons with the Canadiens, winning a Stanley Cup in 1993. In 190 games with Montreal, he had 13 goals and 32 points.

He was mostly know for his fighting talents, racking up 1,914 penalty minutes throughout his 11-year NHL career.

The Saskatoon native also played for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and San Jose Sharks.

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