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Dion Phaneuf

Ice Hockey Defenceman
Male
Born Apr 10, 1985
Age 30
Hometown Edmonton
Team Toronto Maple Leafs
Position Defence
Draft Year 2003

Dion Phaneuf is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. He was drafted ninth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, and made his NHL debut in 2005 after a four year junior career with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League in which he was twice named the Defenceman of the Year.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1985 Birth Dion Phaneuf was born April 10, 1985, in Edmonton, Alberta, to Paul, a construction worker, and Amber, a nurse, both originally from the province of Prince Edward Island. … Read More

TEENAGE

2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 17 Years Old He improved to 16 goals and 30 points in 2002–03 as the Rebels again reached the WHL Finals, again losing, this time to the Kelowna Rockets. … Read More
2003 18 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was drafted ninth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, and made his NHL debut in 2005 after a four-year junior career with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL), in which he was twice named the Defenceman of the Year. … Read More
Phaneuf is a three-time NHL All-Star. He has represented Team Canada internationally four times in his career, winning silver and gold medals at the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and a gold medal at the 2007 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. … Read More

TWENTIES

Phaneuf joined the Flames for the 2005–06 NHL season after signing his first professional contract in September 2005.
2006 21 Years Old A 50-point sophomore season earned Phaneuf his first NHL All-Star Game appearance in 2006–07. … Read More
2007 22 Years Old 1 More Event
The Flames signed Phaneuf to a six-year, US$39 million contract extension midway through the 2007–08 season.
He responded by posting a career-high 60 points, and was voted into the starting lineup by the fans for the 2008 All-Star Game. … Read More
2009 24 Years Old He missed the final game of the Flames' 2009 Stanley Cup playoff Western Quarter-final series against the Chicago Blackhawks with broken ribs, after battling a hip injury during the regular season. … Read More
On January 31, 2010, the Flames dealt Phaneuf, along with Fredrik Sjöström and Keith Aulie, to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Ian White and Jamal Mayers.
2011 26 Years Old After the Leafs missed the 2011 playoffs, Phaneuf served as alternate captain of Team Canada at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia, where Canada finished fifth.
On January 5, 2012, it was announced that Phaneuf would compete in his third All-Star Game, having finished second amongst all defencemen on the fan ballot, gaining 614,933 votes, behind the Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson.
On April 21, 2013, Phaneuf and the Leafs clinched a Stanley Cup playoff spot, the first time for Phaneuf since the 2008–09 season with the Calgary Flames.
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