- Mike McEwen (ice hockey)
Mike McEwen (ice hockey) Born August 10, 1956
Hornepayne, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb) Position Defence Shot Left Played for NHL
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
New Haven Nighthawks
NHL Draft 42nd overall, 1976
New York Rangers
WHA Draft 71st overall, 1976
Playing career 1976–1992
An offensive-minded defenseman, 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.
McEwen currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is involved in daily operations of Kids First Hockey (not true, that's a USA Hockey program, he didn't create it), a program he designed to open hockey up to youth of all ages.
In the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009) by Russ Cohen, John Halligan and Adam Raider, the authors ranked McEwen No. 98 on the all-time list of New York Rangers.
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
- Mike McEwen (ice hockey)'s biography at Legends of Hockey
- Mike McEwen (ice hockey)'s career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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