Dion Phaneuf

Canadian ice hockey defenceman Dion Phaneuf

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.
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Kings get blown out by Hurricanes, but end up with Senators' Dion Phaneuf
LATimes - 4 days
For Kings coach John Stevens the loss of forwards Trevor Lewis to the injured reserve list and Dustin Brown to a suspension for Tuesday’s game in Carolina created an opportunity for someone on his roster to step up. Instead the Kings collectively took a huge step back, getting blasted by the Hurricanes...
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NHL playoffs: Senators, Maple Leafs even their series; Predators blank Blackhawks again
LATimes - 10 months
Dion Phaneuf waited a long time for this moment. Phaneuf set up two goals before scoring at 1:59 of overtime and the Ottawa Senators rallied past the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday. The Senators tied their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series 1-1. Game 3 is Monday night in Boston. Phaneuf, a 12-year...
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Red Wings sweep aside Babcock's Leafs in overtime
Yahoo News - over 2 years
(The Sports Xchange) - The Detroit Red Wings defeated former coach Mike Babcock and his Toronto Maple Leafs for a second time this season after Jakub Kindl scored an overtime winner in a 2-1 victory for the visitors on Friday. The Red Wings won their third game in a row when defenseman Kindl decided the contest at 2:17 of the extra session after the Maple Leafs (2-8-3) had tied the game on a goal by Dion Phaneuf with 1:01 left in the third period. Detroit left winger Henrik Zetterberg scored his 300th career goal in the first period to open the scoring.
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 4 years
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Phil Kessel notched his fourth career hat trick as the Toronto Maple Leafs took a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday. Dion Phaneuf had the other goal and James van Riemsdyk posted two assists for the Maple Leafs, who snapped a two-game slide. Jonathan Bernier stopped 23 shots in the win. Mathieu Perreault and Nick Bonino scored for the Ducks, who had won seven straight since opening the season with a loss to Colorado. Jonas Hiller gave up all four goals on 23 shots.
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 4 years
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Tyler Bozak scored the go-ahead goal while short-handed late in the second period, and the Toronto Maple Leafs held on for a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens as the 2013-14 NHL season got underway at Bell Centre. Mason Raymond tallied the eventual game-winner in the third period, while James van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf also notched goals for the Maple Leafs. Phil Kessel, signed to a reported eight-year, $64- million extension earlier in the day, recorded an assist on van Riemsdyk's power-play marker. James Reimer made 34 saves to help Toronto fight back from a 2-1 deficit after the opening 20 minutes. Lars Eller amassed two goals and an assist in a losing cause, with Brendan Gallagher also scoring for Montreal and Alex Galchenyuk registering two assists. Carey Price turned back 34-of-38 shots in defeat.
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Elisha Cuthbert Marries Dion Phaneuf: Her Wedding Dress Revealed!
US Magazine - over 4 years
Here come Mr. and Mrs. Phaneuf! As previously reported, Happy Endings star Elisha Cuthbert said "I do" to Toronto Maple Leafs player Dion Phaneuf in Summerfield, Prince Edward Island, Canada this past Saturday July 6 -- and in a newly released photo, the bride, 30, looks absolutely radiant in a traditional white wedding dress as she and her tux-clad NHL hunk, 28, emerge from the St. James Catholic Church. PHOTOS: Biggest weddings of the year Both Canadian-born, Cuthbert and Phaneuf have been dating since 2008, and got engaged last September. The Toronto Star describes the church as "a modest looking little white church on a hill, replete with a commanding view of rolling farmland on all sides," with "D&E" lettering affixed to the side of the building for the big day. PHOTOS: Hot Canadians Phaneuf's aunt told the paper that the bash was "not as glamorous as I thought it would be. It's an Island wedding." Arriving with five bridesmaids at the church around 4:30 p.m., the...
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Sleepy P.E.I. town braces for celebrity storm as Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Dion Phaneuf prepares ... (Graeme Hamilton/National Post)
Wesmirch.com - over 4 years
Graeme Hamilton / National Post: Sleepy P.E.I. town braces for celebrity storm as Toronto Maple Leafs Captain Dion Phaneuf prepares to wed Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert  —  This is the Prince Edward Island of postcards and travel brochures.  Rolling green fields stretch down to the river.  Rows of potatoes extend to the horizon.
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NHL-National Hockey League roundup
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
May 5 (The Sports Xchange) - Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was suspended for two games by the National Hockey League on Sunday for charging Anaheim Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman during Game Three of their Western Conference quarter-final series in Detroit on Saturday. The incident occurred at 15:11 of the second period. Abdelkader was assessed a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct. - - - Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf will not be punished by the league for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille on Saturday. ...
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Lupul carries Leafs over Panthers
Fox News - almost 5 years
Joffrey Lupul scored the game-winner early in the third period as the Toronto Maple Leafs edged the Florida Panthers, 3-2, on Tuesday.Lupul scored twice in the game while Dion Phaneuf had the other goal for the Maple Leafs, who have won three of five and hold a three-point edge over New Jersey for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference
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National Hockey League Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 5 years
Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Nikolai Kulemin scored in a 6 1/2 minute span early in the second period, as Toronto took down Tampa Bay, 4-2, at Air Canada Centre. Joffrey Lupul added a first-period tally and Nazem Kadri recorded a career-best three assists for the Maple Leafs, who put an end to their five-game slide. James Reimer stopped 26 shots in the triumph. Radko Gudas and Cory Conacher scored for the Lightning, who had won two in a row. Mathieu Garon started, but was pulled after yielding three goals on 13 shots in 27-plus minutes. He finished the contest with 15 saves. Anders Lindback played almost 21 minutes and allowed one goal on eight shots.
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Leafs feel well-armed in toughness
Calgary Sun - almost 5 years
Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf called it a man’s game, echoing the term used by coach Randy Carlyle a few weeks earlier.
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Thursday Morning Fly By: Gagne's successful return
Broad St Hockey - almost 5 years
* Simon Gagne's return went pretty well as the Flyers walked all over the Caps. (BSH) (Flyers Faithful) {Meltzer) (Inquirer) (CSN) (Japers' Rink) * Gagne spoke after the game: "I feel like I never left." (CSN) * Erik Gustafsson suffered a lower body injury after blocking a shot, though. (CSN) * Mike Milbury was all over Alex Ovechkin for his performance last night. (SBNation.com) * The Danny Briere trade rumors are flying; the latest has him going to St. Louis. (BSH) * Matt Read skated yesterday morning, which is great news. (CSN Philly) * Brandon Prust wanted to fight. He dropped a glove. Dion Phaneuf just skated away, and the GIF is hilarious. (SBNation.com) * Eddie Olczyk made a huge deal about Nail Yakupov ducking to avoid a Dan Carcillo hit the other day. He has a point? (Backhand Shelf) * This NHL realignment scheme has somehow gotten worse. I think we all knew that would happen. (BSH) * A hockey dad in British Columbia was just sentenced to fifteen d...
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Report: Leafs' Phaneuf, actress Cuthbert engaged
NHL - over 5 years
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and actress Elisha Cuthbert were engaged over the weekend, according to multiple media reports. US Weekly reported the couple made the announcement and celebrated with a party in Prince Edward Island. ...
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How long will Shea Weber play?
Broad St Hockey - over 5 years
One critical question when evaluating a 14-year deal is what the player's career will look like from here. Is it reasonable to expect that Shea Weber will be a top-pairing defenseman for even half of this deal? Let's take a look after the jump. On Twitter today, I said there was a reasonably good chance that Weber would still be a top-pairing defenseman at age 35, and that even if he's no longer elite, a $7.8M cap hit will be reasonable for a top-pairing defenseman assuming even minimal cap growth. I was surprised at the push-back I got on that, and it made me nervous. People do tend to wildly underestimate how steep the aging curve is; had I fallen into that trap? As a first pass for how elite defensemen aged, I looked at the Norris trophy winners since 1995 and how old they were the last time they were 20+ minute players. Here's what I found: Player Age for last 20+min season Paul Coffey 38 Chris Chelios 42 Brian Leetch 37 Rob Blake 40 Al MacInnis 39 Chris Prong...
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NHL Mock Draft
Channel 6 News - over 5 years
1. Edmonton Oilers- Nail Yakupov RW, OHL Yes, the Oilers have plenty of young scoring, but the fact is, Ryan Murray is not quite worth the first pick, and numerous D-men taking at the top have not quite turned out great. Yakupov is a safe pick and will provide Edmonton with scoring for years to come. Imagine Nugent-Hopkins centering a line with Yakupov and Taylor Hall on the wings. Scary. 2. Columbus Blue Jackets- Ryan Murray D, WHL This is a tough pick. Many scouts speculate that if Edmonton passes on Yakupov and takes Murray; then the Blue Jackets trade down. Either way, Ryan Murray is going to be a dominant defenseman in the NHL. The Jackets have lacked a top-notch blueliner ever since entering the league; and taking Murray will change that. 3. Montreal Canadiens- Mikhail Grigorenko C, QMJHL Montreal has had many up and down years overs the past few seasons. We all saw them knock off the number one seeded Capitals a few years back, yet last year they seemed...
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Canada routs Kazakhstan 8-0 at World Championships
NHL - almost 6 years
Canada got two goals by defenseman Dion Phaneuf and three assists each from Duncan Keith and Ryan Getzlaf in an 8-0 rout of Kazakhstan in Helsinki on Saturday that assured the Canadians of a quarterfinal berth at the World Championship. Devan D...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dion Phaneuf
  • 2016
    Age 30
    After parts of seven seasons with Toronto, Phaneuf was dealt to the Ottawa Senators on February 9, 2016, in a blockbuster nine-player trade.
  • 2015
    Age 29
    Phaneuf played a shortened 2015–16 season due to an "oblique injury and soreness in his right foot" after blocking a shot during a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 12, ending the season with 20 games played with the Senators, amassing one goal and eight points.
  • 2013
    Age 27
    In August 2013, Phaneuf attended the summer orientation camp for Team Canada in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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    On December 10, 2013, Phaneuf received a two-game suspension on a boarding hit on Boston Bruins defenceman Kevan Miller, which occurred on December 8, 2013, in Toronto.
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    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.
    In 2013, he married Elisha Cuthbert.
  • 2012
    Age 26
    Phaneuf and Cuthbert announced their engagement in September 2012, and they married on July 6, 2013, at St. James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Prince Edward Island.
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    Phaneuf was once again alternate captain of the Canadian team at the 2012 World Championship in Sochi, Russia.
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    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.
  • 2011
    Age 25
    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.
  • 2010
    Age 24
    Once considered a virtual lock to join team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, his struggles in the 2008–09 season placed his candidacy in doubt.
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    Phaneuf was said to be off the ice for four-to-six weeks, and made a return to the Leafs' lineup on December 9, 2010, a home ice game against the Philadelphia Flyers, which Philadelphia won 4–1, though he had one assist on the lone Toronto goal.
    On November 2, 2010, in a game against the Ottawa Senators, Phaneuf sustained an injury in the leg by having it cut open with a skate from Peter Regin while crashing into the boards.
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    Phaneuf was named the 18th captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 14, 2010, at a press conference held by General Manager Brian Burke, succeeding Mats Sundin, who left after the 2007–08 season.
    He would record his first point, an assist, four nights later in a game against the Ottawa Senators and scored his first goal as a Leaf on April 7, 2010, on Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.
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    On February 2, 2010, Phaneuf made his Toronto Maple Leaf debut, leading all Maple Leafs players in time on ice and ended the night with a fight and given second star of the game honours.
    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.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 22
    Phaneuf began dating Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert in May 2008. Their relationship became the centre of controversy in December 2008 when then-Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery, who had dated Cuthbert in the past, commented on how other NHL players, such as Phaneuf — as well as Los Angeles Kings' center Jarret Stoll, who was dating model Rachel Hunter, another ex-girlfriend — fell in love with his "sloppy seconds."
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    The 2008–09 season was a frustrating one for Phaneuf, as he recorded a career-low 11 goals and 47 points, and his poor plus-minus rating of –11 led fans to question his defensive commitment.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 21
    Following the Flames' elimination in the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, Phaneuf joined the Canadian senior team at the 2007 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships in Moscow.
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    The Flames signed Phaneuf to a six-year, US$39 million contract extension midway through the 2007–08 season.
  • 2006
    Age 20
    A 50-point sophomore season earned Phaneuf his first NHL All-Star Game appearance in 2006–07.
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  • 2005
    Age 19
    The Canadian team at the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships dominated the tournament, outscoring their opposition 35–6 in the games leading up to the gold medal match-up with Russia.
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    Phaneuf made his NHL debut on October 5, 2005, against the Minnesota Wild.
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    Phaneuf joined the Flames for the 2005–06 NHL season after signing his first professional contract in September 2005.
  • 2004
    Age 18
    Phaneuf made his international debut for the Canadian junior team at the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Helsinki, earning a leadership role under Head Coach Mario Durocher.
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    Prospects Hockey rated Phaneuf as the top player in the CHL in both 2004 and 2005, ahead of Sidney Crosby, naming him one of the best junior defencemen of the previous decade.
    The 2004–05 NHL lockout, however, forced Phaneuf to play one final year of junior hockey.
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    He was considered a candidate to join the Flames in 2004.
    Phaneuf is a three-time NHL All-Star. He has represented Team Canada internationally five times in his career, winning a silver medal and a gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2004 and 2005, respectively, as well as a gold medal at the 2007 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.
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  • 2003
    Age 17
    Then-Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter valued Phaneuf so highly in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft that he attempted to trade up from his ninth overall selection in the Draft, though to no avail.
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    He was drafted ninth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by Calgary 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.
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  • 2002
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 15
    One year later, he joined the Rebels for the 2001–02 season and recorded 17 points in 67 games.
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  • 2000
    Age 14
    The Red Deer Rebels selected Phaneuf in the third round of the 2000 WHL Bantam Draft.
  • 1985
    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.
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