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Encyclopedia > Dion Phaneuf
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Neufy, The Dion, The Monster
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team Calgary Flames
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born April 10, 1985,
Edmonton, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 9th overall, 2003
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 2005 – present

Dion Phaneuf (born April 10, 1985 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a professional Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is the son of Paul and Amber Phaneuf and has one younger brother, Dane. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 2314 KB) Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames. ... The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... “Stature” redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

Contents

Playing career

Dion Phaneuf was drafted ninth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames and completed his run in the Western Hockey League for the Red Deer Rebels in the spring of 2005. The 2003 NHL Entry Draft was held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... City: Red Deer, Alberta League: Western Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: Central Founded: 1992-93 Home Arena: ENMAX Centrium Colours: red, black, white and silver Head Coach: Brent Sutter General Manager: Brent Sutter Original Rebels Skate logo, used 1992-1997 The Red Deer Rebels are a Western Hockey League junior... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Phaneuf was named to the CHL First All-Star team for the 2003-04 and 2004-5 seasons, selected from the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL. In 2004 he picked up the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy for Top Defenceman and was named to WHL East First All-Star Team. In February of 2005 The Hockey News publication named him the number two prospect in the world behind Russian Alexander Ovechkin.[citation needed] OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the Defenseman of the Year in the Western Hockey League. ... The Hockey News is a North American hockey newspaper. ... Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (Russian: ; born September 17, 1985 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ...


Phaneuf represented Canada at the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The team won silver in a defeat to the American junior team. Phaneuf was named to the Tournament All Star Team. The following year Phaneuf returned to the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where the Canadians took gold for the first time in eight years. Phaneuf was again awarded a spot on the Tournament All-Star Team, and was named Top Defenceman of the tournament. The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 26, 2003 and January 5, 2004 in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ... The 2005 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 25, 2004 and January 4, 2005 at the United States. ... Nickname: The Sunflake City The Grand Cities Motto: A Place of Excellence Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Grand Forks County Founded June 15, 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 Government  - Mayor Michael Brown Area  - City  19. ...


Phaneuf made his NHL debut on the opening night of the 2005-06 NHL season for the Flames on October 5, 2005 in a 6-3 loss to Minnesota. He recorded his first point, first assist, and first goal in the October 10, 2005 game against the Colorado Avalanche. The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ...


Phaneuf earned the rookie of the month award for November as recognized by the NHL. Hockey's Future listed him as their #3 prospect behind Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby and said that he would likely win the James Norris Memorial Trophy at some point in his career. [1] On April 13, 2006 he became only the third rookie defenceman (along with Brian Leetch and Barry Beck) to score 20 goals in a season. As well, he broke the Calgary Flames' team record for goals by a rookie defenceman, which was 18 by Gary Suter. Alexander Mikhaylovich Ovechkin (Russian: ; born September 17, 1985 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. ... Sidney Patrick Crosby (born August 7, 1987, in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player and captain of the NHLs Pittsburgh Penguins. ... Norris Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League defenceman who demonstrates the greatest ability, by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. ... Brian Leetch (born March 3, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA) is a professional ice hockey defenseman in the NHL, though he is currently an unsigned unrestricted free agent. ... Barry Beck (born June 3, 1957 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who was drafted second overall in both the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft and the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft from the New Westminster Bruins. ... Gary Suter was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 1964. ...


During the All-Star break of the 2006-07 season, an informal poll of 141 NHL players conducted by ESPN named Phaneuf the hardest hitter in the NHL.[2] On January 24, 2007, Phaneuf played in the 2007 NHL All-Star Game and scored the longest empty-net goal in All-Star history (200 ft.) when he banked a shot off the boards from behind his own net and the puck rolled into the vacated Eastern net. January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The 55th National Hockey League All-Star Game is to be held in Dallas, Texas. ...


He was a member of the 2007 Canadian IIHF World Championship team that won gold in a 4-2 win against Finland in Moscow. Categories: Ice hockey stubs | Ice hockey ... A World Championship is any contest to determine the best in the world in a particular field. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ...


Awards & Achievements

  • 2004 - CHL First All-Star Team
  • 2004 - WHL Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
  • 2005 - WHL Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
  • NHL Rookie of the Month, November 2005
  • 2006-07 - Played in NHL All-Star Game

The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three Canadian based Major Junior A hockey leagues for players 15 to 20 years of age. ... The 2003-04 WHL season was the 38th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the Defenseman of the Year in the Western Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 WHL season was the 39th season for the Western Hockey League. ...

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001-02 Red Deer Rebels WHL 67 5 12 17 170 21 0 2 2 14
2002-03 Red Deer Rebels WHL 71 16 14 30 185 23 7 7 14 34
2003-04 Red Deer Rebels WHL 62 19 24 43 126 19 2 9 11 30
2004-05 Red Deer Rebels WHL 55 24 32 56 73 7 1 4 5 12
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 82 20 29 49 93 7 1 0 1 7
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 79 17 33 50 98 3 1 0 1 2
WHL Totals 255 64 82 146 554 70 10 22 32 90
NHL Totals 161 37 62 99 191 10 2 0 2 9

The 2001-02 WHL season was the 36th season for the Western Hockey League. ... City: Red Deer, Alberta League: Western Hockey League Conference: Eastern Division: Central Founded: 1992-93 Home Arena: ENMAX Centrium Colours: red, black, white and silver Head Coach: Brent Sutter General Manager: Brent Sutter Original Rebels Skate logo, used 1992-1997 The Red Deer Rebels are a Western Hockey League junior... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 WHL season was the 37th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 WHL season was the 38th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 WHL season was the 39th season for the Western Hockey League. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The 2006-07 NHL season is the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...

International play

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Men's Ice Hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2005 Grand Forks Ice Hockey
Silver 2004 Helsinki Ice Hockey
World Championships
Gold 2007 Moscow Ice Hockey

Overall, Phaneuf has represented Canada at the following tournaments: Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... The 2005 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 25, 2004 and January 4, 2005 at the United States. ... The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 26, 2003 and January 5, 2004 in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... // Main article: 2007 IIHF World Championship Ukraine is demoted to Division I. Austria is demoted to Division I. Main article: 2007 IIHF World Championship Division I France is promoted to Main Championship. ...

The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 26, 2003 and January 5, 2004 in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. ... The 2005 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 25, 2004 and January 4, 2005 at the United States. ... // Main article: 2007 IIHF World Championship Ukraine is demoted to Division I. Austria is demoted to Division I. Main article: 2007 IIHF World Championship Division I France is promoted to Main Championship. ...

International Statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Canada WJC 6 2 2 4 29
2005 Canada WJC 6 1 5 6 14
Totals 12 3 7 10 43

The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 26, 2003 and January 5, 2004 in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. ... The World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, (WJHC, formally the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. ... The 2005 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships was held between December 25, 2004 and January 4, 2005 at the United States. ...

Trivia

  • Phaneuf's surname is commonly mispronounced "Fan-oof".
  • At the 2005 World Junior Championships, hockey analyst Pierre McGuire coined the phrase, "It was a double-Dion!" after witnessing Phaneuf seemingly hit two players at once.
  • An episode of TSN's Molson That's Hockey! featured Phaneuf, comedically comparing his strut to that of John Travolta's in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever.
  • Was Ten Second Epic's Andrew Usenik minor hockey defense partner

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Preceded by
Jeff Woywitka
Winner of the WHL Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
2004, 2005
Succeeded by
Kris Russell

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Prospect Dion Phaneuf Player Profile - Hockey's Future (253 words)
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Dion Phaneuf was a team worst minus eight, as the Calgary Flames lost their best-of-seven series, 4-3 to the upstart Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
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Phaneuf broke the Calgary record of most goals by a rookie defenseman as he passed the mark of 18 set by the Flames Gary Suter in 1985.
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