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Dion Phaneuf | Defenseman | #3

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (9) / CAL
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Dion Phaneuf and the Maple Leafs were shut out by the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
The Leafs have not generated much offense as of late, but the Leafs captain racked up four minutes of penalties in the affair. Phaneuf has 22 points in 45 games. Jan 21 - 11:39 PM

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Dion Phaneuf registered an assist in Toronto's 3-2 loss to Boston on Saturday.

Phaneuf has three goals and 21 points in 43 contests in 2015-16. He hasn't reached the 40-point mark since 2011-2012, but he's certainly a candidate to accomplish that feat this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 17 - 11:19 AM

After starting the season with a 1-7-2 record, the Leafs are now 15-15-7.

"From where we started at training camp, to where we are at now, it’s night and day," Dion Phaneuf said. "Everything was new at the start of the year. Our practice habits are better and that comes with getting to know the system and how the coaching staff runs things." The Leafs still have a long way to go in their rebuilding plan, but they've exceeded expectations in 2015-16.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jan 3 - 10:37 AM

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf scored his third goal of the season in Toronto's 3-2 shootout triumph over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night.

Another Toronto defenseman, Jake Gardiner, also scored his third goal of the season to put the Leafs ahead 2-1 in the second period. The Leafs were impressive in this upset win after taking a 6-3 loss against the New York Islanders Tuesday night.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 10:18:00 PM

Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was proud of his team's effort in their 5-0 win over Los Angeles.

"It was one of our most solid games all year, I’d say top three," Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf said. "We’re really worked from our end right out and when we gave up anything, Bernie made some key saves. Great to see Bernie get this win. We’ve been pulling for him." It's the first time the Leafs shut out the Kings since March 27, 1978.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Dion Phaneuf is set to play in his 400th game as a member of the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

He has been much better this season under coach Mike Babcock when it looked like he was close to being sent out of town. "He's done a really good job. I enjoy working for him. I enjoy playing for him," said Phaneuf. "I think there's lots of work yet, we've got lots of room to improve. I feel we've taken a lot of steps since the start of training camp." He has posted two goals and 13 assists in 27 games this season, while adding 50 hits and 56 shots.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Dion Phaneuf finished with a game-high 23:57 of ice time in the Maple Leafs’ 2-0 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.

He also had a shot and three hits. There wasn’t much happening for the Leafs offensively in this one, though Paneuf finished with a plus-four on the shot-differential side of things, which was tops on the Leafs. Roman Polak had seven blocked shots.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Dion Phaneuf scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers.

Four minutes after Jonathan Bernier gave up a bad goal to Derek Stepan, Phaneuf helped set up Joffrey Lupul's game-tying goal in the second frame. Phaneuf's goal at the 5:05 mark of the third period tied the game 3-3, but New York got a last minute goal from Mats Zuccarello to hand Toronto the loss. Phaneuf has two goals and 11 points this season.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Dion Phaneuf didn't practice Monday because of the flu.

However, he will travel with the team to Dallas for Tuesday's game, so he's probably close to being 100 percent. Look for Phaneuf to play against the Stars and we will let you know if his status changes.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 01:17:00 PM

Dion Phaneuf scored in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Phaneuf picked a great time to score his first goal of the season, as he scored with just over one minute remaining and his team trailing by a goal. Tyler Bozak and P.A. Parenteau picked up the assists on the Leafs' only goal. Phaneuf has nine points in 13 games this season. He finished the game with six shots on goal, two hits and four blocked shots in 23:08 of ice time.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Dion Phaneuf took a bad crossing-checking penalty in Saturday's loss to the Canadiens.

With the Leafs down 4-2 in the second period, Phaneuf took a retaliatory penalty on Dale Weise. The Canadiens went on the power play and put the game out of reach by making it 5-2. "It was a bad penalty," Phaneuf said. "I can’t really say much more than that. Sometimes those happen. I didn’t like the hit, but I have to put that aside. I thought he sold (the cross check) pretty good, to be honest with you. That’s part of it. I can’t take the penalty."
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 08:45:00 AM

Dion Phaneuf may have played his finest game in a very long while Saturday night against Ottawa.

The oft-criticized Maple Leaf captain registered two assists in a season high 24:22 of ice time. Phaneuf also had a very impressive 65% possession mark. Perhaps new coach Mike Babcock and Phaneuf can co-exist. It may turn out that the Leafs re-build may not require a trade of Phaneuf, at least not in the near term.
Source: TSN.ca
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:58:00 PM

Dion Phaneuf said that he's never asked the Maple Leafs to trade him.

"No, I never have and I won’t," said Phaneuf. "Because I like the direction that our team is going, I’m all in. I said it this summer when I was asked about it, but I’m all in. I’m here to give everything that I have for this organization and for this team." The 30-year-old has been the whipping boy in Toronto during the last few seasons, mainly because of his $7 million salary. Phaneuf is still a very capable NHL defenseman but he may not be suited to be the go-to guy on a team's blue line.
Source: TSN.ca
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 08:35:00 PM

Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock is confident Dion Phaneuf will excel this season.

"He’s going to have the best year he’s had in a long time," Babcock said. "He’s prepared hard all summer. We’re going to help him with his game and he’s going to help us by being the player he’s capable of being. And we’re going to look after him. We’re not leaving him hung out to dry, either on the ice, with the media or in town." Phaneuf will get breaks from talking to the media. He had 29 points and 108 penalty minutes last season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:24:00 AM

The Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be discussing a trade involving Dion Phaneuf.

It's entirely possible that center Mike Richards may be part of the package heading to Toronto. Richards comes with a horrible contract and if he does head to Toronto, it's very probable that the Leafs would just buy him out. The Kings already made a splash on Friday, when they acquired Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins. It's clear that the Kings weren't pleased about missing the postseason and they want to make sure that doesn't happen again in 2015-16.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Peter Holland
4Nick Spaling
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Shawn Matthias
4Daniel Winnik
5Michael Grabner
RW1Leo Komarov
2P. A. Parenteau
3Brad Boyes
4Byron Froese
5Nathan Horton
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Morgan Rielly
3Jake Gardiner
4Roman Polak
5Matt Hunwick
6Martin Marincin
7Frank Corrado
G1James Reimer
2Jonathan Bernier