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Dion Phaneuf | Defenseman | #2

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (9) / CAL
Contract: view contract details

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Dion Phaneuf is enjoying his first training camp as a member of the Ottawa Senators.
"It’s a bonus for me to be here for the whole season," Phaneuf said before Friday’s exhibition finale against the Buffalo Sabres. "Last year, the guys made it a real easy transition (following the colossal trade from Toronto), but having said that, you’re still moving in the middle of the year, you’re picking up your life. Now, I’m moved into my house, I’m really enjoying the city. I’m very comfortable." The 31-year-old scored one goal and eight points in 20 games with the Sens last season. Oct 8 - 10:23 AM
Source: Ottawa Sun

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Dion Phaneuf will be an alternate captain for the Senators this season during road games.

Kyle Turris will get to wear the 'A' on his jersey for home contests, while Chris Neil will serve as an alternate captain for the entire year. Phaneuf was the captain of the Maple Leafs before he was traded to Ottawa last season and his new team was quick to embrace him as a leader.
Sep 27 - 5:27 PM

Dion Phaneuf will sit out the remainder of the 2015-16 regular season.

He has missed the last two games because of an oblique injury and soreness in his right foot. Phaneuf sustained a hairline fracture in his foot when he blocked a shot on Mar. 12 and further testing revealed the ailment after initial looks came back negative.
Mar 28 - 11:29 AM

Dion Phaneuf (lower body) will miss Saturday's contest.

It will be Phaneuf's second straight game on the sidelines. He sustained the injury during Tuesday's contest.
Mar 25 - 11:52 AM

Dion Phaneuf (lower body) won't play Wednesday against the New York Islanders.

Ottawa has called up Fredrik Claesson to take Phaneuf's place on the roster. Phaneuf was hit by Washington's Brooks Orpik in the second period and he didn't return because of a lower-body injury. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined for.
Mar 23 - 11:00 AM

Dion Phaneuf left Tuesday's match early due to a lower body injury.

Phaneuf saw 16:28 of ice time and did not factor into the score sheet before departing. We'll keep you posted on his status as it develops.
Mar 22 - 9:44 PM

Dion Phaneuf didn't participate in the morning skate, but he is expected to play on Tuesday night.

He had a maintenance morning. Phaneuf has contributed eight points and 23 penalty minutes in 19 games with the Senators since he was acquired from Toronto.
Mar 22 - 11:49 AM

Dion Phaneuf dropped the gloves with Colin Greening on Saturday night.

Saturday's game marked the first time Phaneuf played in Toronto since he was traded from the Leafs earlier this season. Greening was one of the players involved in that trade. During the first period of the game, the Leafs played a tribute video for Phaneuf on the big screen. "That was some good closure," said Phaneuf. "I played it off this morning. I was focused. I wanted it to be about our team, it was a big game, we needed the points and I played it off a little bit. When they stood for me, for as long as I was here, it was very classy and I can’t thank them enough. It’s a night I’ll remember forever. It was a good way to go out."
Mar 6 - 11:23 AM

Dion Phaneuf will play his first game in Toronto for the Senators since he was traded to Ottawa on February 9th.

It will be interesting to see what kind of reaction the polarizing Phaneuf gets from the Maple Leaf faithful. For his part, Phaneuf is treating the contest like any other game. "There are obviously different emotions when you've played for an organization for a long time and then you go back for the first time," Phaneuf said. "I've been through that before (with the Maple Leafs and returning to play the Calgary Flames), but to be completely honest my focus is within our room here." Make sure you tune in to see how Phaneuf is treated and how he plays.
Mar 5 - 10:28 AM

Dion Phaneuf picked up a pair of helpers during Thursday's 5-3 loss to Vancouver.

Phaneuf has been effective for the Senators offensively as he's now up to five assists and six points in eight games with them. For comparison, he had 21 assists and 24 points in 54 games with Toronto earlier in the season.
Feb 26 - 12:59 AM

Dion Phaneuf notched a goal for the Senators in their 3-2 shootout win against the Red Wings on Saturday night.

It’s the first goal for Phaneuf in six games as a Senator. He has four goals and 28 points on the year, along with 67 penalty minutes, so he has been usable in fantasy leagues. Zack Smith picked up the other goal.
Feb 20 - 10:30 PM

Dion Phaneuf pitched in two assists in his home debut for the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, a 4-3 loss to Colorado.

Both of Phaneuf's assists came on the power play, as the former Leafs captain traded primary and secondary assists with Erik Karlsson on Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman goals. This could be a sign of a productive relationship on the blueline with the bona fide Swedish star Karlsson.
Feb 11 - 10:34 PM

Former Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf, the key figure in a blockbuster trade with the Senators Tuesday, did nothing offensively in his Ottawa debut Wednesday.

The Sens lost 3-1 to the Red Wings in Detroit and Phaneuf finished the game with a minus -1. Wearing No. 2, Phaneuf had no points and no shots on net. He did, however, dish out two hits in his 20:55 of ice time.
Feb 10 - 10:01 PM

Dion Phaneuf will make his Ottawa debut Wednesday night.

He will indeed be paired with Cody Ceci, while seeing time on the power play and penalty kill. He saw some time with Erik Karlsson on the man advantage during the morning skate. "I want to come and do whatever I can to help this team," said Phaneuf. "I'm an Ottawa Senator now and I'm proud to say that I'm excited to be an Ottawa Senator. I look forward to moving forward."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Feb 10 - 5:23 PM

Dion Phaneuf is expected to be paired with Cody Ceci.

He will probably play in his first game with the Senators on Wednesday at Detroit. Phaneuf was acquired from Toronto in a blockbuster nine-player deal on Tuesday. No salary was retained by either team in the trade.
Feb 9 - 1:19 PM

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All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Chris Kelly
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Clarke MacArthur
3Ryan Dzingel
4Matt Puempel
5Tom Pyatt
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Chris Neil
4Phil Varone
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Thomas Chabot
7Chris Wideman
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond