Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
Dion Phaneuf
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DionPhaneuf
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 214
BIRTHDATE: 10/04/1985
AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: CGY: 2003-9 overall
WHL East First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) WHL Defenseman of the Year (2004, 2005) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) NHL All-Rookie Team (2006) NHL First All-Star Team (2008) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2008, 2012) Traded to Toronto by Calgary with Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers and Ian White, January 31, 2010.

Why do you wear #3? Was given it in Junior and then again in the Pros
Hidden Talent: Woodworking
Favourite offseason activity: Golfing/Tennis
Favourite App on your phone: iTunes

BECAME A LEAF: Acquired from Calgary with Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie for Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers, Matt Stajan and Ian White, January 31, 2010.

TRANSACTIONS: Originally Calgary's first choice, ninth overall, in 2003 Entry Draft.

2011-12 SEASON: Played 82 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 44 points (12 goals, 32 assists) with 92 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on the Maple Leafs in average ice-time (25:17) and penalty minutes. Ranked 2nd in shots (202), hits (214) and blocked shots (127). Ranked 3rd in assists and powerplay goals (7). 1 of 2 players on Maple Leafs to play in all 82 regular season games. Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Oct. 6 vs. Montreal. Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Oct. 22 at Montreal. Registered a 4-game point streak (Oct. 17 – 22) with 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists). Played 100th career Maple Leafs game Oct. 24 at Philadelphia. Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) Nov. 25 at Dallas. Registered a 4-game point streak (Nov. 19 – 25) with 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists). Played 500th career NHL game Dec. 13 vs. Carolina. Collected 200th career NHL assist Dec. 23 at NY Islanders. Collected a goal and an assist, and tied a career-high with 9 shots Jan. 3 vs. Tampa Bay. Named to 2012 NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa Jan. 5. 1st Leaf player to be voted in by fans since Sundin/ Joseph in 2000. Registered a 4-game point streak (Dec. 31 – Jan. 7) with 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists). Registered a season-high (30:35) of ice-time Jan. 24 at NY Islanders. Played for Team Chara at 2012 NHL All-Star Game Jan. 29 at Ottawa. Collected 2 assists, including 300th career NHL point, 7 hits and 7 blocked shots Feb. 6 vs. Edmonton. Collected 3 assists Feb. 28 vs. Florida. Registered a 4-game point streak (Feb. 28 – Mar. 6) with 6 assists. Scored game-winning goal Apr. 5 vs. Tampa Bay. Selected to play for Canada at IIHF World Championship. Named alternate captain for Canada. Played 8 games for Canada scoring 2 goals with 4 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on Canada in plus/minus (+8).

CAREER: 2010-11: Played 66 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 30 points (8 goals, 22 assists) with 88 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on Maple Leafs in ice-time per game (25:18); 2nd in penalty minutes and in hits (186); and 3rd in shots (190) and blocked shots (121). Ranked 1st among team defencemen in goals, assists, points and powerplay goals (3). Missed 16 games (Nov. 3 – Dec. 8) due to leg injury. Collected a seasonhigh 2 goals, 3 points and named 1st star Mar. 16 at Carolina. Registered a 4-game point streak (Mar.10 -16) collecting 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists). Collected an assist and tied a seasonhigh (30:23) of ice-time Mar. 26 at Detroit. Tied a season-high with (30:23) of ice-time Mar. 31 at Boston. Selected to play for Canada at IIHF World Championship. Named alternate captain for Canada. Played 7 games for Canada collecting 3 assists with 8 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st on Canada in average ice-time per game (22:51).

2009-10: Named Toronto Maple Leafs captain June 14, 2010. Played 26 games for the Maple Leafs collecting 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) with 34 penalty minutes. Played 55 games for Calgary collecting 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) with a plusthree (+3) rating and 49 penalty minutes. Ranked 1st among Maple Leafs players in hits (194) and 2nd in average ice-time per game (24:14). Registered a career-high 6-game point streak (Oct. 1 – 12) with 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists). Made Maple Leafs debut, registered 4 shots, 6 hits, a (+1) rating, 3 blocked shots, 5 penalty minutes in (24:21) of ice-time Feb. 2 vs. New Jersey. Registered 1st Maple Leafs point (assist) Feb. 6 vs. Ottawa. Played 400th career NHL game Apr. 1 vs. Buffalo. Scored 1st Maple Leafs goal Apr. 7 at NY Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist). Scored GWG in overtime Apr. 10 at Montreal.

2008-09: Played 80 games for Calgary collecting 47 points (11 goals, 36 assists) with 100 penalty minutes. Ranked 6th on team in points and 15th among NHL defenceman in points. Ranked 1st among NHL defencemen in shots on goal (277) and 5th in average ice-time (26:31). Registered a careerhigh (34:37) in ice-time Nov. 2 at Anaheim. Played 300th career NHL game Feb. 17 vs. Vancouver. Missed the last 2 games of the regular season. Played 5 playoff games for Calgary collecting 3 assists with 4 penalty minutes.

2007-08: Runnerup for Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman. Ranked 1st among Calgary defencemen in goals (17), assists (43) and points (60). Ranked 2nd (tie) among NHL defenceman in goals, 5th in points, and 6th in assists. Set career-high for assists and points in a season. Ranked 1st on Calgary in icetime per game (26:25) and 2nd in NHL. Ranked 1st on Calgary in penalty minutes and 9th in NHL (182). Ranked 1st among all NHL defencemen in shots on goal (263). Ranked 6th among NHL defencemen in hits (194). Collected 100th career NHL point Oct. 4 vs. Philadelphia. Registered a career-high for assists and points in a game (5 assists) Dec. 13 at Tampa Bay. Played 200th career NHL game Dec. 29 vs. Calgary. Voted to Western Conference Starting Lineup for NHL All-Star Game Jan. 8. Won the Breakaway competition at 2008 NHL Skills Competition at All- Star Weekend in Atlanta on Jan. 26, and scored a goal at All-Star Game Jan. 27. Collected 100th career assist Mar. 20 vs. Colorado. In playoffs ranked 2nd on team in goals (3), assists (4) and points (7). Ranked 1st on playoff team in ice-time per game (27:06).

2006-07: Ranked 1st among Calgary defencemen in goals (17), assists (33) and points (50). Ranked 1st on team in average ice-time (25:39). Played 100th career NHL game Nov. 21 at Edmonton. Named to Western Conference All-Star Team. Collected 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) at All-Star Game Jan. 24 at Dallas. Returned after missing 2 games Apr. 3 vs. Colorado. Played in all 6 playoff games collecting 1 goal and 7 penalty minutes. Won gold medal with Canada at IIHF World Championship. Ranked 2nd (tie) among defencemen in tournament points (8) and 3rd (tie) in assists (8).

2005-06: Played all 82 games for Calgary in rookie NHL season. Collected 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists), 16 powerplay goals, 7 GWGs and 93 penalty minutes. Nominated for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. Set Calgary record for most goals by a rookie defenceman and 2nd in most points. Became just 3rd rookie defenceman in NHL history to score at least 20 goals (Leetch-23 in '88-89 & Beck-22 in '77-78). Ranked 1st among NHL defenceman in powerplay goals and 2nd in goals. Ranked 6th among NHL rookies in scoring and 1st among NHL rookie defencemen. Ranked 3rd (tie) on Calgary in goals, 3rd in assists, 3rd in points, 3rd in penalty minutes, 2nd in powerplay goals, 1st in powerplay points and 1st (tie) in GWGs. Played 1st NHL game Oct. 5 at Minnesota. Scored 1st NHL goal and 1st career NHL assist Oct. 10 at Colorado (David Aebischer). Named NHL Rookie of the Month for November after collecting 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists) in 13 games. Scored 20th goal of season Apr. 13 vs. Colorado. Made NHL playoff debut playing in all 7 games vs. Anaheim collecting 1 goal and 7 penalty minutes. Made NHL playoff debut in GM #1 of WCQF Apr. 21 vs. Anaheim. Scored 1st career playoff goal in GM #2, Apr. 23 vs. Anaheim (Jean-Sebastien Giguere).

2004-05: Played 55 games for Red Deer (WHL) in final junior season and collected 56 points (24 goals, 32 assists) with 73 penalty minutes. Named to WHL East First All-Star Team and WHL Defenceman of the Year (second consecutive season). Named Captain of Team WHL for Canada-Russia Challenge series. Played 7 playoff games for Red Deer collecting 5 points (1 goal, 4 assists) with 12 penalty minutes. Won gold medal with Canada at IIHF World Junior Championship. Named to tournament's All-Star Team after posting 6 points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 6 games.

2003-04: Played 62 games for Red Deer collecting 43 points (19 goals, 24 assists) with 126 penalty minutes. Named to WHL East First All-Star Team, the WHL Defenceman of the Year and CHL First-All Star Team. Played 19 playoff games for Red Deer and collected 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) with 30 penalty minutes. Won a silver medal with Canada at IIHF World Junior Championship. Named to tournament's All-Star Team and a runner-up for defenceman of Championship after collecting 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) in 6 games.

2002-03: Played 71 games for Red Deer collecting 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) with 185 penalty minutes. Ranked 3rd on team in penalty minutes. Played 23 playoff games and collected 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) with 34 penalty minutes. 2001-02: Played 67 games in first season with Red Deer collecting 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists) with 170 penalty minutes. Collected 2 assists in 21 playoff games.