Dion Phaneuf
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"Dion Phaneuf" is a Canadians/Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and Captain (ice hockey)/captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted ninth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, and made his NHL debut in 2005–06 NHL season/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 Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy/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 three-time NHL All-Star Game/NHL All-Star. He has represented Canada internationally four times in his career, winning silver and gold medals at the IIHF World U20 Championship/World Junior Hockey Championship in 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships/2004 and 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships/2005 respectively, and a gold medal at the 2007 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.

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It works real well in Calgary. And to have another rivalry with Red Deer in the middle would be a great addition.

Bryon Ritchie made a great screen and Chris Simon with the pass out to me put it right on my tape, luckily I got it through.

I definitely need to be better individually but our main goal was to win the hockey game and we did that. Now we move on to tomorrow.

It's very nice to be mentioned in the same sentence as that team and to be recognized like that.

We've got a great bunch of guys in here and great leadership and a lot of skill, so it's an exciting group to be a part of.

If that were to happen, it would be a dream come true. Any time you can represent your country it's something special.

It's definitely an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as Gary Suter. But you can't have individual success without the help of your teammates.

It was our goal since the first day of camp to be in first place by the Olympic break. Now that we've achieved that, we're going to have to enjoy this break, come back refreshed, and make a big run to the playoffs.

I wouldn't pinpoint any one thing. I just have to play my game and I didn't do that for the first little bit.