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Dion Phaneuf | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
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Dion Phaneuf fought Kyle Brodziak just 3:18 after Jake Gardiner had cut the Maple Leafs' deficit to 2-1.
Perhaps it was simply the Captain's general frustration boiling over, or perhaps it was merely an oddly timed way of sparking his teammates. But it didn't work, as the Leafs would fall to the Wild 2-1. Phaneuf also contributed a shot and three hits in 23:18 of ice time. He continues to lead the team in PIMs with 104, along with 25 assist and 28 points in 62 games this season. Mar 24 - 12:33 AM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs were 0-for-7 on the power play in Saturday's 4-1 loss to Vancouver.

"We have not been able to produce, and that is our job, the guys who are on the power play, we take full responsibility," Phaneuf said. "We have not been good enough. We generated, we had opportunities, but it is on us. We have to do a better job. We expect more."
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 15 - 12:52 PM

Dion Phaneuf thinks the Toronto Maple Leafs should still be able to find ways to stay motivated over their final 17 games.

The Maple Leafs' shot of making the playoffs has long since died and now that the trade deadline has passed, the hope of being moved to a competitor is gone too. Still, captain Phaneuf thinks that a sense of professionalism will keep them fighting until the end. "We've got to come to work every day with the right attitude, put in the work and try to improve," Phaneuf said. "For us, we're going to take that (spoilers) role and embrace it. We have an opportunity to have an impact on the standings." Toronto will face St. Louis on Saturday.
Source: Toronto Sun
Mar 7 - 11:12 AM

Dion Phaneuf contributed an assist in the Leafs' 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Toronto's captain has been productive since returning to the lineup five games ago, as he's collected three points in that span. Though it's produced just two wins for his club, Phaneuf is a valuable fantasy defenceman, especially when hits and blocked shots are factored in. The 29-year-old has 25 points in 53 games.
Mar 6 - 12:43 AM

Dion Phaneuf wasn't traded Monday, but the Leafs were in talks with the Detroit Red Wings about a move, according to several reports.

Other teams also asked about the Leafs captain, but the team feels they can get a better deal if they remain patient. If Phaneuf gets moved it could come in the off-season when teams have more cap flexibility.
Mar 3 - 11:07 AM

Dion Phaneuf had four penalty minutes in Toronto’s 4-0 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Phaneuf logged a team-high 22:01 and also had a minus-two rating and two shots on goal. Phil Kessel had four shots on goal in 15:49. Will Sunday’s game be the last day with Toronto for these two players?
Feb 28 - 10:08 PM

Dion Phaneuf potted a power-play goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

The Leafs captain missed 12 games with a hand injury before making his return on Thursday. His third marker of the year held up as the game winner. Phaneuf logged 25:28 of ice time, while posting four shots and five blocks.
Feb 27 - 11:02 AM

Dion Phaneuf (upper body) will be back in the lineup Thursday.

He's still currently listed on Toronto's injured reserve list. Coach Peter Horachek said that the tandem of Morgan Rielly and Roman Polak may absorb some of Phaneuf's minutes, but he intends to use the Leafs captain in his typical shutdown role. Phaneuf hasn't played since Jan. 21.
Feb 25 - 6:14 PM

Dion Phaneuf said the trade deadline talk is wearing on the Leafs' dressing room.

Given the team's collapse, Toronto is expected to trade off some of its veterans either before the deadline or over the summer. "It wears on you," Phaneuf said. "It has not been a good month-and-a-half for us. We know where we're at. We'll be asked lots of questions and there will be lots of rumors. That's not easy to deal with. You can feel it in the dressing room. You're talking about guys' lives, their jobs and careers. It definitely takes a toll on your room. We'll get through this week and move forward. Saturday's game (a 4-3 overtime win over Winnipeg) was a step in the right direction." Phaneuf is among those being subjected to trade rumors, although he's unlikely to be moved before the summer if he gets traded at all. In the meantime, he's probable for Thursday's game after missing 12 contests with an upper-body injury.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 24 - 6:53 PM

Dion Phaneuf (upper body) is probable for Thursday's game.

Phaneuf has missed 12 straight contests due to the ailment. His return could result in Petter Granberg being pushed out of the lineup. Phaneuf has 22 points and 85 penalty minutes in 48 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 24 - 1:05 PM

Dion Phaneuf (upper body) fully participated in Monday's practice.

"It feels good to be out with the guys again," said Phaneuf. "It's tough mentally when you're out by yourself day after day and just doing treatment and rehab. It wears on you. I'm hopeful to play this week. I want to see how it (the hand) responds." He could be back in the lineup, for the first time since Jan. 21, on Thursday versus Philadelphia.
Feb 24 - 10:26 AM

Dion Phaneuf (upper-body) said that he is feeling much better of late.

"Coming back about a week to 10 days ago, I had a bit of a setback and we decided to stay away from pucks for about 10 days and let the healing really take effect," Phaneuf said. "I feel a lot better. I feel like I'm a lot closer. Now, we see how it reacts." The 29-year-old has missed Toronto's last 12 games with the injury.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 22 - 12:01 PM

It sounds like Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf is making progress from his upper-body injury.

The blueliner is now considered day-to-day instead of week-to-week and could return as soon as next week. He's been out since Jan. 21, which hurts both his team and fantasy owners who enjoy his mix of grit and traditional stats.
Feb 21 - 12:36 PM

Dion Phaneuf (upper body) won't play on Friday and Saturday.

He has been ruled out of Toronto's next two games. It's still unclear when he'll be ready to return from a suspected hand injury. Phaneuf hasn't played since Jan. 21.
Feb 18 - 4:15 PM

The Kings are "intrigued" by the possibility of adding Dion Phaneuf, according to Elliotte Friedman of HNIC.

Sportsnet’s Damien Cox adds that the Leafs would have to accept Mike Richards in a deal. Los Angeles would also have to include a very good prospect as well. Phaneuf has 22 points in 48 games this season. He hasn't played since Jan. 21 because of an upper-body injury. The 29-year-old has not been very good recently with the Maple Leafs, but he wouldn't have to be a top-pairing guy in Los Angeles.
Feb 14 - 9:38 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Bozak
2Nazem Kadri
3Peter Holland
4Trevor Smith
5Casey Bailey
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Leo Komarov
4Zach Sill
RW1Phil Kessel
2Richard Panik
3David Booth
4Joakim Lindstrom
5Brandon Kozun
6Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Stephane Robidas
6Eric Brewer
7Tim Erixon
8T.J. Brennan
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer