"We are excited about this trade with Montreal, because we are adding additional scoring and defense," Duck General Manager Jack Ferreira said.
Carnback, a 6-foot, 187-pound left winger, had 20 goals and 37 assists in 45 games with Fredericton of the American Hockey League last season. A 25-year-old from Goteborg, Sweden, he also played six games with the Canadiens.
Ewen, 27, had five goals and nine assists in 75 games for the Stanley Cup champion Canadiens last season. At 6-2, 220, Ewen, a ninth-round draft pick in '84, spent time with the Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues before the Canadiens acquired him in 1989.
Also, the San Diego Gulls of the International Hockey League have called a press conference for today at the San Diego Sports Arena, and are expected to announce they have reached an agreement to be a minor league affiliate for the Ducks.