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Where are they now? Todd Ewen


MONTREAL | March 1st, 2009
Where are they now? Todd Ewen
The Canadiens didn’t pile up 100 years of history without the blood, sweat and tears of the over 750 players to have ever worn the uniform. From the likes of Donald Audette to Zarley Zalapski, there are former Habs scattered all over the world. Although many hardcore Canadiens fans can rattle off the career accomplishments of hundreds of their old heroes, the question remains: what are these guys up to today? Today’s guest: Todd Ewen.

Where do you live now?
St. Louis, MO

What are you doing now?
I work in real-estate sales for REMAX. I also design real-estate products.

How many times per year do you lace up the skates?
I usually play in an alumni game every year but on top of that, I’m also very active as a coach in the hockey community here. I have coached at the high school level and have also trained the local minor hockey coaches. I was just named the head coach of the St. Louis University Billikens.

Are you still in touch with any former teammates?
I see many of my former Blues teammates quite frequently but in terms of my former Habs teammates, apart from Rob Ramage, who I hang out with all the time, I don’t get too see the guys nearly as often as I would like.

How many Canadiens games do you watch per year?
I don’t get a chance to watch too much hockey these days because so much of my free time is devoted to coaching and working in minor hockey. I did catch a Canadiens game recently when I was in a restaurant while vacationing in Cancun. I had to delay dinner by almost two hours until the game was over!

When was the last time you were in Montreal to watch a game?
Unfortunately, the last time I was in Montreal for a game was when I was still playing in the NHL.

Who is your favorite player on the current roster?
I admire the career of Patrice Brisebois, who I played with during my time in Montreal. He has proven himself to be a great player for having played at the highest level for so many years. In general, I love to watch the tough, hard-nosed hockey players who play with passion and are willing to do the thankless tasks to allow their teams to win.

What is your favorite piece of Canadiens memorabilia that you own?
I still have my Canadiens equipment bag, pants, and jerseys, but my most-prized possession has to be the skate I have that was autographed by Denis Savard.

Where do you keep your Stanley Cup ring?
The ring is mostly kept in a safe but occasionally I will take it out to wear while I’m coaching. It serves as great inspiration to my players when I recount our tale from the ’93 Cup win. I want my kids to know that through hard work and self-belief anything is possible.

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