Former Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf announces retirement after 14 NHL seasons

Longtime National Hockey League defenceman Dion Phaneuf announced his retirement on Tuesday after a 14-year career, including seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs (and six as team captain).

Phaneuf, 36, played his final NHL season as a member of the Los Angeles Kings in 2018–19. He also suited up for the Calgary Flames and the Ottawa Senators, totalling 137 goals and 494 points in 1,048 career regular-season NHL games.

Dion Phaneuf is calling it a career after 1,048 NHL GP in 14 seasons. The three-time #NHLAllStar and former @MapleLeafs captain tallied 494 regular-season points.
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— NHLPA (@NHLPA) November 16, 2021

The Flames originally drafted Phaneuf with the ninth overall selection in the 2003 NHL Draft. He played parts of five seasons in Calgary, being named a Norris Trophy finalist for the 2007–08 season after scoring a career-high 60 points in 82 games, before being traded to Toronto in 2010. During his tenure in Calgary, Phaneuf was named the cover athlete for EA Sports’ NHL 09 video game.
On Jan. 31, 2010, the Maple Leafs sent Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Ian White, and Jamal Mayers to Calgary in exchange for Phaneuf, Keith Aulie, and Fredrik Sjostrom. Toronto named Phaneuf its 17th team captain in franchise history …

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Author: Mike Gould / The Leafs Nation

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