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07-26-2011, 05:23 AM
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Mike McEwen

Awards and Achievements:
3 x Stanley Cup Champion (1981, 1982, 1983)

NHL All-Star (1980)

Scoring Accomplishments:
Points among Defensemen 8th(1979), 8th(1980), 16th(1977), 20th(1982)
Goals among Defensemen 3rd(1979), 5th(1977), 16th(1980)

Play-off Points among Defensemen 2nd(1979), 4th(1981), 4th(1982)

Peak Years: 1977 to 1982
9th in Points, 66% of 2nd place Borje Salming
10th in Goals, 67% of 2nd place Reed Larson
8th in PP Goals, 72% of 2nd place Brad Park

6th in Play-off Points
4th in Play-off Goals
2nd in Play-off PP Goals

Style of Play:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
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.

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... 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...

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... 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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