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Dion Phaneuf | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Contract: view contract details

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Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan will speak with Dion Phaneuf soon in a one-on-one session.
The two are expected to talk about how Phaneuf can become a more effective leader and how the Leafs can become a better team. "I think (Phaneuf) can be a great captain here and I hope to help him enhance the leadership that he gives," Shanahan said back in May when he said the team wouldn't remove him as the captain. He wants to build back up Phaneuf's confidence during the off-season. Aug 15 - 12:00 PM
Source: Toronto Sun

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There are rumors circulating that the Maple Leafs are trying hard to trade Dion Phaneuf and the eighth pick overall to the Panthers for the first pick overall.

Although that may be nothing more than wishful thinking on the Buds part. If they do manage to pull that off, the Leafs are expected to select Kingston center Sam Bennet with the pick. Stay tuned.
Jun 21 - 11:05 AM

Toronto team president Brendan Shanahan has no plans to strip Dion Phaneuf of his captaincy.

"I don't know if it is a solution," said Shanahan. "I think it's a cop-out, to a certain degree an easy way out. Has it happened on some teams? Yes. Is it something I'm thinking about since I've been here? Ultimately this will be a group decision. But I can tell you it's not something I've contemplated. Just the opposite. I want to help enhance the player and leader that Dion is." Shanahan feels that Phaneuf was trying to be too many things at once during the season and his play suffered at times because of it. Despite the recent trade rumors, it sounds like the Leafs' new president wants to keep Phaneuf in the fold heading into next season.
May 15 - 11:11 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly shopping captain Dion Phaneuf to Western Conference teams, according to independent sources of Rogers Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos.

Phaneuf's seven-year, $49 million contract kicks in next season. The Leafs received some calls for their top blueliner during the year, so they know there is some interest in him. His leadership has come under question and it was reported that Toronto is looking to make roster changes during the off-season to shake up their team culture. If they were to find a trading partner, the Leafs would probably have to eat some salary to facilitate the deal.
Source: Toronto Sun
May 12 - 7:00 AM

Dion Phaneuf’s performance has plummeted at the same pace as the Leafs’ playoff hopes lately, as the Captain has just one assist and a -11 rating over his past nine games.

Phaneuf was enjoying a superb season until Toronto’s losing streak hit last month, with 30 points and a +14 rating in 66 games before this disappointing stretch. Poor goaltending, disastrous giveaways and a drop off in energy have contributed to this Leaf’s demise.
Apr 8 - 9:56 PM

Dion Phaneuf factored into both Toronto Maple Leafs goals (one tally, one assist) in a 4-2 loss against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Phaneuf now has 29 points, a +13 rating, 109 PIM, 123 SOG and 195 hits on the season. He also has 131 blocked shots, making him especially useful in leagues with gritty stats.
Mar 16 - 8:30 PM

Dion Phaneuf is dealing with the flu.

Coach Randy Carlyle said that Phaneuf is "probable" to play Sunday against Washington, so we'll keep him active for now. He hasn't eaten in a couple of days and is getting an IV for fluids.
Mar 15 - 5:05 PM

Dion Phaneuf scored his seventh goal of the 2013-14 campaign in Thursday's win over Los Angeles.

The Toronto captain has a goal and two assists in his last four games. Phaneuf has 27 points and 107 penalty minutes in 66 matches this year. He has also been credited with 193 hits and 131 blocks.
Mar 14 - 9:49 AM

Despite sitting out practice Friday, the Maple Leafs expect Dion Phaneuf to be in the lineup against the Flyers Saturday night.

Is that a big sigh of relief Phaneuf owners?
Mar 8 - 10:37 AM

Dion Phaneuf recorded an assist in Toronto's 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday.

Phaneuf has six goals and 24 points in 60 games this season. Not counting the shortened season, Phaneuf has never finished with less than 30 points, but he's cutting it close this time.
Mar 2 - 11:07 AM

Dion Phaneuf found the back of the net in Toronto's overtime loss to the Islanders Thursday.

The Leafs captain has six goals, 114 shots and 23 points in 59 matches this season. Phaneuf has also earned a plus-20 rating to go with 171 hits and 112 blocked shots. Phaneuf doesn't score like he used to, but he still records fairly well-rounded statistics.
Feb 28 - 10:09 AM

Dion Phaneuf scored a goal in Toronto's 5-4 overtime defeat on Saturday.

Phaneuf has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has five goals and 21 points in 52 games this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 26 - 10:39 AM

Dion Phaneuf collected two assists in the Winter Classic on Wednesday.

His efforts helped the Leafs earn a 3-2 shootout win against Detroit in front of a record crowd at the Big House. Phaneuf, who just received a lucrative seven-year extension from Toronto, logged a game-high 28:24 of ice time and he finished with a plus-2 rating.
Jan 2 - 10:54 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially announced Dion Phaneuf's seven-year extension.

TSN's Darren Dreger reported over the weekend that Phaneuf's contract will pay him $49 million. "Dion is our team leader and has been a pillar in our building process," said GM Dave Nonis in a statement. "He has proven to be a very durable and reliable defenceman in all facets of the game. He plays big minutes in every situation for us and we're pleased to have him under contract for the next seven seasons." The Leafs' captain has 15 points, 102 hits, 50 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating in 39 contests this campaign.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 10:31:00 AM

Dion Phaneuf and the Leafs are nearing a seven-year contract extension, according to multiple reports.

It appears this could get done very soon. Leafs' assistant general manager Claude Loiselle indicated a deal is close on HBO's "24/7." Though he didn't reveal specifics, Loiselle said that everything has been agreed upon, and that a limited no-trade clause is the only part still to be hashed out. Sportsnet has been reporting since October it would be a seven-year deal, while ESPN's Pierre LeBrun and TSN's Darren Dreger are now also saying the same thing. Dreger says the deal could be worth $49 million. Phaneuf has 14 points in 38 games this season, while averaging 24:23 of ice time.
Source: Puck Daddy
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:16:00 AM

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