An offensive-minded defenceman, McEwen was selected by the New York Rangers in the 1976 NHL Draft. His talents immediately paid dividends as he helped guide the Rangers to the finals in 1979. His tenure with the Rangers would not last long as he was traded to the Colorado Rockies in the giant trade that sent Barry Beck to New York.
His stay with the Rockies was short-lived as he would frequently clash with head coach Don Cherry, and he was eventually traded to the New York Islanders in the deal that sent Steve Tambellini and Chico Resch to the Rockies. The trade would soon payoff for the Islanders as his offensive talents helped them in three of their Stanley Cup championships 1981, 1982, 1983.
He played in 716 NHL games and scored 108 goals and 296 assists for 404 points and 460 penalty minutes. In the playoffs he played 78 games and scored 12 goals and 36 assists.
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Mike McEwen's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Mike McEwen's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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