This is devastating.
Todd Ewen, who played in the NHL alongside the St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadians, and Anaheim Ducks, died of apparent suicide on Saturday. According to reports, the late 49-year-old battled depression over the years.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Blue Todd Ewen," the Blues' owner Tom Stillman said in a statement. "Todd was an outstanding individual who called St. Louis home and continued to devote much of his time to the game he loved. On behalf of the entire St. Louis Blues organization, our thoughts and prayers are with the Ewen family during this most difficult time."
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It was confirmed via Twitter Todd died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Our thoughts are with his loved ones during this heartbreaking time.