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03-28-2009, 12:25 AM
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D Mike McEwen

- 6'1", 185 lbs
- Stanley Cup (1981, 1982, 1983)
- Stanley Cup Finalist (1979)
- Memorial Cup (1975)
- 14th in Norris voting (1980)
- 8th in scoring by D-men twice (1979, 1980)
- Topped 43 Points 5 times
- Top-4 in playoff scoring by D-men 3 times (2nd-1979, 4th-1981, 4th-1982)
- 16th highest scoring defenseman during his career - one of just two players in the top-34 who were undrafted
- 10th highest scoring playoff defenseman during his career - he was the only available defenseman in the top-34

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Mike McEwen was a talented offensive defenceman who played over 700 NHL games in the 1970s and '80s. He was a fine passer with an accurate shot but often clashed with coaches since he was somewhat of a free spirit.

During the 1976-77 season, McEwen impressed as a rookie with 43 points though his defensive zone coverage was spotty. Two years later, he scored a personal-high 20 goals and helped the Blueshirts reach the Stanley Cup finals. The next year, he was part of the package sent to the Colorado Rockies for star blueliner Barry Beck. McEwen provided an instant upgrade to the club's mobility on defense but he clashed repeatedly with coach Don Cherry who disliked his attitude.

McEwen was granted a release from the Rockies' tumultuous situation when he was sent to the New York Islanders in the deal that involved popular netminder Chico Resch. He provided offensive savvy and mobility on the blueline and was part of three straight Stanley Cup wins on Long Island. Through the rest of his career, he was an offensive sparkplug on the L.A. Kings, Washington Capitals , Detroit Red Wings, and Hartford Whalers.

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