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Dion Phaneuf (born April 10, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He has previously played for the Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, serving as captain in Toronto and as an alternate captain in both Calgary and Ottawa.
He was drafted ninth overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by Calgary and made his NHL debut in 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 Defenceman of the Year.
Phaneuf 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 active in the community; the Flames honoured Phaneuf for his role as an ambassador to the Alberta Children's Hospital, where he participated in events that help sick and injured children during his time in Calgary.Phaneuf was a common sight at Toronto events, often appearing at fundraisers, promotional activities or visiting patients at Sick Kids Hospital.Paul Phaneuf maintained a backyard rink each winter on which the young Phaneuf practiced.His mother, a former figure skater who competed for Prince Edward Island at the 1975 Canada Winter Games, taught him to skate.He made his NHL debut on October 5, 2005, against the Minnesota Wild.