Dion Phaneuf
Dion Phaneuf
Defenceman
NUMBER: 3
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
WEIGHT: 214
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 10/04/1985
AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: CGY: 2003-9 overall

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS:

registered his first multi-point game of the season with a pair of assists on Oct.11 VAN 4 @ CGY 4 OTL ... had his second consecutive multi-point game with a pair of assists on Oct.14 COL 4 @ CGY 5 ... registered a pair of assists for the third time this season and lead the team in shots (6), plus/minus (+4), and time on ice (29:41) on Oct.23 CGY 5 @ NSH 3 ... scored his first goal of the season on Oct.25 CGY 4 @ PHX 1 ... was runner-up for the Molson Cup month of October ... played a career high with 34:37 in ice time and a team high in hits (3) and shots (6) on Nov.2 CGY 2 @ ANA 3 ... had a season high four assists and led the team in +/- (+2) on Dec.5 CGY 4 @ STL 3 OT ... scored the game winning goal on Jan.15 CGY 3 @ SJ 2 ... was ejected from thje game for boarding on Jan.21 CLB 4 @ CGY 5 (SO) ... scored the game winning goal on Feb.9 MTL 2 @ CGY 6 ... played in his 300th career game on Feb.17 VAN 4 @ CGY 3 (SO) ... scored the game winning goal in consecutive games on on Feb.24 CLB 1 @ CGY 4 and Feb.27 MIN 1 @ CGY 4 ... added a pair of assists on Mar.12 CGY 6 @ DET 5 (SO) ... scored a goal and added 2 helpers on Mar.14 CGY 6 @ TOR 8 ... led the team in hits (9) and ice time (28:09) on Mar.25 CGY 0 @ PIT 2 ... missed the last two games of the regular season

FIGHT CARD:
vs. Steve Bernier (Oct.9 @ VAN)
vs. Sean O'Donnell (Nov.25 vs. LA)
vs. Marc Methot (Jan.21 vs. CLB)
vs. Jason Spezza (Mar.3 @ OTT)


2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS

Led all Flames defencemen in scoring (17+43=60), T-2nd in the NHL amongst defencemen in goals (17), 5th in points (60), and 6th in assists (43) … set new career highs in assists (43) and points (60) … led the team in time on ice per game (26:25) and finished 2nd in the NHL ... led the team in PIMS (182) and finished 9th in the NHL … finished 3rd on the team in power play goals (10) … T-3rd on team in game winning goals (4) … 2nd on the team and led all NHL defencemen in shots (263) … finished 6th amongst NHL defencemen in hits (194) … finished T-6th amongst NHL defencemen in takeaways (52) … registered his 100th career point on Oct.4 PHI 3 @ CGY 2 … registered five assists (career high) on Dec.13 CGY 9 @ TB 6 ... played his 200th career game on Dec.29 ANA 3 @ CGY 5 … voted to the NHL's Western Conference Starting Line-up for the All-Star Game for the first time on Jan.8 ... won the Breakaway competition at 2008 NHL Skills Competition at the All-Star Game on Jan.26, and scored a goal at the All-Star Game ... registered his 100th career assist on the game winning goal on Mar.20 COL 1 @ CGY 2 … finished 3rd in the Molson Cup three-star standings … was runner up for the Norris trophy … PLAYOFFS: finished 2nd on the team in goals (3), assists (4) and points (7) ... had two multi-point games of the post season: a goal and assist on Apr.13 SJ 3 @ CGY 4 and registered a pair of assists on Apr.17 CGY 3 @ SJ 4 … led the team in time on ice per game (27:06).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2006-07:Played in his second season in the NHL setting new career highs in assists (33), and points (50) … had 9 MP games … named to the Western Conference All-Star team … Flames were 13-3-0-1 when scoring … led all Flames defencemen in points (50), goals (17), and assists (33) ... averaged 25:39 in ice time, which was the highest amongst all Flames … played his 100th career game on Nov.21 @ EDM (L 1-2) … was named runner-up for the Molson Cup Standings for the month of February, and named Alberta Diabetes as the recipient of the $500 donated on his behalf ... scored his team leading 13th power play goal on Mar.12 vs. STL (W 5-4 SO) ... registered two assists, and tied his career high (29 assists) on Mar.20 vs. DET (W 2-1), and was named as the games 3rd star ...returned after missing two games on Apr.3 vs. COL ... with an assist on Apr.5 @ SJ (L 4-3), he set a new career high with 50 points PLAYOFFS: Played in all six playoff games recording one goal and seven minutes in penalties while
averaging 26:23 in ice time 2005-06: - Made his NHL debut playing in all 82 games with the Flames … nominated for the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie … scored 49 points (20g, 29a), 16 PPG, seven GWG and 93 PIMs… named rookie of the month for Nov. after posting nine points (3g, 6a) including two GWG … set a new Flames record for most goals by a rookie defenceman (20) and 2nd in most points (49) … is just the 3rd rookie defenceman in NHL history to score at least 20 goals (Leetch-23 in ’88-89 & Beck-22 in ’77-78) … led all NHL defencemen in PP goals (16) and was 2nd in goals (20) … T-11th in the NHL in GWG (7) … was the 6th highest scoring rookie and led the defencemen … T-2nd in rookie PP goals (16), T-9th in goals (20), 8th in assists (29), 6th in PP assists (17), 3rd in PP points (33) and T-2nd in GW goals (7) … 3rd on the team in points, T-3rd in goals, 3rd in assists, 3rd in PIMs, 2nd in PP goals, 1st in PP points and T-1st in GW goals … Flames were 10-6-2 when scoring a goal … posted 11 multiple point games – Flames were 6-5-0 during these games … scored his 20th goal goal of the season on Apr. 13 vs. COL ... scored his 19th goal setting a new Flames record for most goals by a Flames rookie d-man and added an assist on Apr. 5 vs. PHX … scored his first NHL career goal (Aebischer) and his first career assist on Oct. 10 at COL ... played in his first NHL career game on Oct. 5 at MIN … averaged 21:43 of ice-time … PLAYOFFS: made his NHL playoff debut appearing in all seven games vs. ANA scoring one goal, adding seven PIMs and averaging 18:37 of ice-time … played in his first NHL career playoff game on Apr. 21 vs. ANA … scored his first playoff goal in GM2 vs. ANA on Apr. 23 (Giguere).

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
2007 – won a gold medal with Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships, finished amongst the top defensive scorers in the tournament in points (8) – T-2nd, and assists (8) – T-3rd … 2005 – won a gold medal with Team Canada at the ’05 World Junior Championships … named to the tournament’s All-Star Team after posting six points (1g, 5a) in six games … 2004 – won a silver medal at the ’04 World Junior Championships … named to the All-Star Team and a runner-up for defenceman of the Championships after posting four points in six games.

JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS
Played in 255 WHL career games with the Red Deer Rebels posting 146 points (64g, 82a) and 554 PIMs … in 70 career playoff games with the Rebels Phaneuf posted 32 points (10g, 22a) and 90 PIMs … 2004-05 - recorded 56 points (24g, 32a) and 73 PIMs in his fourth season in Red Deer … finished 4th on the team in points (56) … named to the WHL East First All-Star Team and the WHL Defenceman of the Year for the second straight year … named captain of Team WHL for the Canada Russia Challenge series … PLAYOFFS: notched five points (1g, 4a) in seven playoff games … was T-3rd on the team in points (5) and T-2nd in PIMs (12) … 2003-04 – named to the WHL East First All-Star Team, the WHL Defenceman of the Year and to the Canadian Junior First All-Star Team after posting 43 points (19g, 24a) and 126 PIMs in 62 games with Red Deer … was 2nd on the Rebels in scoring with 43 points… PLAYOFFS: recorded 11 points in 19 playoff games … was 4th on the team in playoff points (11) …2002-03 – posted 30 points (16g, 14a) and 185 PIMs in 71 games with Red Deer … was 3rd on the team in PIMs (185) …PLAYOFFS: notched 14 points (7g, 7a) and 34 PIMs in 23 playoff games … finished 4th on the team in playoff points (14) … 2001-02 – recorded 17 points (5g, 12a) in 67 games in his rookie season with Red Deer …finished 3rd on the team in PIMs (170) … PLAYOFFS: notched two assists in 21 playoff games.