Canadian Dion Phaneuf is a professional ice hockey defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League. He was drafted ninth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the 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. He set a Flames record for most goals by a first-year defenceman and was named a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy as top rookie in 2005–06. Two years later, he was a finalist for the James Norris Memorial Trophy as top defenceman, though he did not win either award. Phaneuf is a two-time NHL All-Star. He has represented Canada internationally three 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.

Dion Phaneuf

Date of Birth:
April 10, 1985
Edmonton, Alberta

Career Highlights

    • 2007 Gold World Championships Moscow
    • 2008 Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award
    • 2007-2008 First Team All-Star
    • 2004, 2005 Winner of the WHL Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy

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