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Dion Phaneuf

31-Year-Old Defenseman – Ottawa Senators

2015-16 NHL Stats

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4

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28

PP Pts

9

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-7

PIM

90

2016-17 NHL Projections

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PP Pts

+/-

PIM

2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Traded in midseason last year from a rebuilding Toronto squad to an underachieving Ottawa team, Phaneuf was expected to shore up a struggling – but young – blue line. He didn't see any sort of resurgence, posting just one goal and seven assists in 20 games with the Sens as p...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Lower Body    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2016
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 227   DOB: 4/10/1985
BORN: Edmonton, Alberta   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 2003   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dion Phaneuf Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension in December of 2013.

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Phaneuf's 2015-16 campaign was stopped short due to a lower-body injury, but the blueliner managed four goals, 28 assists and 90 PIM in 71 games.

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Dion Phaneuf NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 20 82 20 29 49 5 93 242 8.3 7 0 16 0 16
2006-07 21 79 17 33 50 10 98 230 7.4 4 0 13 0 13
2007-08 22 82 17 43 60 12 182 263 6.5 4 1 10 0 10
2008-09 23 80 11 36 47 -11 100 277 4.0 4 0 26:32 4 15 19 5:34 159 86
2009-10 24 81 12 20 32 1 83 225 5.3 3 0 24:14 5 12 17 4:01 194 100
2010-11 25 NHL TOR 66 8 22 30 -2 88 190 4.2 1 0 25:18 3 9 12 3:56 186 121
2011-12 26 NHL TOR 82 12 32 44 -10 92 202 5.9 1 0 25:17 7 15 22 3:33 214 127
2012-13 27 NHL TOR 48 9 19 28 -4 65 88 10.2 1 0 25:11 3 13 16 3:55 131 91
2013-14 28 NHL TOR 80 8 23 31 2 144 145 5.5 0 0 23:34 2 9 11 3:17 227 156
2014-15 29 NHL TOR 70 3 26 29 -11 108 138 2.2 1 0 23:43 2 13 15 3:33 166 126
2015-16 30 NHL OTT 20 1 7 8 -3 23 28 3.6 0 0 23:10 0 2 2 2:24 48 27
2015-16 30 NHL TOR 51 3 21 24 -4 67 116 2.6 0 0 22:02 0 7 7 3:02 120 62
2016-17 Proj 31 NHL OTT 76 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Dion Phaneuf

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Dion Phaneuf – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Left Defenseman
  1. Marc Methot
  2. Dion Phaneuf  OUT
  3. Mark Borowiecki  OUT
Ottawa Senators

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

22:02

Average Time On Ice

On average, Dion Phaneuf was on the ice for 22:02.

3:02

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Dion Phaneuf was on the ice for 3:02 during power plays.

1:36

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Dion Phaneuf was on the ice for 1:36 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 23:43 3:33 2:46
2015-16 23:10 2:24 2:25
2015-16 22:02 3:02 1:36

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Dion Phaneuf
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 7 FLA Did Not Play
Apr 5 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 2 @PHI Did Not Play
Mar 31 @MIN Did Not Play
Mar 30 @WPG Did Not Play
Mar 26 ANA Did Not Play
Mar 23 @NYI Did Not Play
Mar 22 WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 16:28 1:36
Mar 19 MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 3 20:59 1:12
Mar 18 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 6 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 20:09 3:05
Mar 15 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 27:05 2:01
Mar 12 TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 22:22 2:07
Mar 10 @FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 23:07 1:36
Mar 8 @CAR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 25:50 1:31
Mar 6 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 19:14 2:06
Mar 5 @TOR 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 21:55 0:58
Mar 3 TAM 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 24:51 3:07
Mar 1 STL 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 4 5 24:40 2:09
Feb 27 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 24:38 2:14
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Feb 25 @VAN 0 2 2 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:40 3:34
Feb 23 @EDM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 24:49 0:43
Feb 20 DET 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 4 0 24:11 2:06
Feb 18 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 22:53 3:39
Feb 16 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 25:59 2:26
Feb 13 @CLM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 25:21 2:50
Feb 11 COL 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0 1 0 23:27 3:48
Feb 10 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:42 5:04
Feb 8 TAM Did Not Play
Feb 6 TOR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 2 23:01 5:08
Feb 4 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 21:42 3:37
Feb 2 @PIT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 24:49 3:37
Jan 26 BUF 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 17:56 1:52
Jan 24 NYR Did Not Play
Jan 22 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 21 @NJD 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:55 2:47
Jan 18 @SAN Did Not Play
Jan 16 @LOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 3 19:54 4:54
Jan 13 @ANA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 23:30 3:34
Jan 10 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 9 BOS 0 0 0 -2 7 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 1 18:41 2:48
Jan 7 FLA 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 24:29 2:50
Jan 4 @STL Did Not Play
Jan 3 @CHI Did Not Play
Dec 30 NJD 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 6 16.7 5 1 22:57 2:10
Dec 29 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 20:23 3:54
Dec 27 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 18:36 2:03
Dec 22 @FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 7 0 25:08 1:57
Dec 20 @TAM Did Not Play
Dec 18 SAN Did Not Play
Dec 16 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 14 LOS Did Not Play
Dec 12 @MON Did Not Play
Dec 10 @TAM Did Not Play
Dec 8 @FLA 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 23:40 4:54
Dec 6 @NYR Did Not Play
Dec 5 NYI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 20:23 3:18
Dec 3 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 24:45 2:41
Dec 1 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 28 @ARI 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 7 0.0 4 1 20:42 1:20
Nov 25 @COL Did Not Play
Nov 24 @DAL Did Not Play
Nov 21 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 23:57 0:56
Nov 19 CLM Did Not Play
Nov 16 DET Did Not Play
Nov 14 NYR 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 20:47 3:16
Nov 12 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:22 3:35
Nov 10 @NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 21:54 0:34
Nov 7 @CAR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 26:15 3:50
Nov 5 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 3 @MON Did Not Play
Oct 31 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 24:11 5:20
Oct 30 @DET 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 22:21 0:00
Oct 28 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 24 ARI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 3 22:54 4:35
Oct 22 NJD Did Not Play
Oct 17 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 22:25 4:21
Oct 15 @PIT Did Not Play
Oct 14 @CLM Did Not Play
Oct 11 MON Did Not Play
Oct 10 @TOR 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 5 0.0 1 3 24:22 1:57
Oct 8 @BUF Did Not Play

Dion Phaneuf: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Phaneuf (lower body) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

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Phaneuf (lower body) will not suit up for Saturday's meeting with Anaheim, Steve Llyod of TSN reports.

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Phaneuf (lower body) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Islanders and is out indefinitely.

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Phaneuf left Tuesday's tilt against the Capitals with a lower-body injury and will not return.

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Phaneuf missed Tuesday's practice due to a maintenance day, but he's expected to play in the evening's game against the Capitals, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

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Phaneuf notched a short-handed helper and four hits in Saturday's 5-0 victory against the Canadiens.

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Coach Dave Cameron praised Phaneuf's leadership, stating that he's just as much of a coach as a top-four defenseman, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

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Phaneuf racked up four PIM and added a hit in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.

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Phaneuf went plus-2 to go along with a helper, four hits and four PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to St. Louis.

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Phaneuf picked up two assists and two PIM in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.

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Phaneuf recorded a goal -- the first with his new team -- and four hits in Saturday's 3-2 shootout victory over the Red Wings.

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Phaneuf notched a pair of power-play assists, two shots on goal and a hit in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

There once was a day when Phaneuf was in the Norris Trophy discussion. Then when he settled into his game, he was a top-25 NHL defender. Not anymore. The big, tough blueliner has only topped the 40-point mark once since 2008-09 and has been miscast as a No. 1 defender in Toronto. Last season, he rang up just three goals and 26 assists in 70 games, getting loudly criticized by everyone in the land of blue and white. But the arrival of coach Mike Babcock could just be the elixir the doctor ordered for him to resurrect his game, or at least stabilize it. Babcock is a fan and will likely pair him with Morgan Reilly, who’ll carry the offensive role in the pairing. That will leave Phaneuf out of the spotlight – and who knows, maybe without the captain’s C, too. His game will recover and his fantasy value will rise. But don’t overinvest.

2014-15

Gone are the days of elite offense from Mr. Elisha Cuthbert. The much-maligned defender recorded just 31 points last season, but for good reason -- he was overused in defensive zone situations and always hopped over the boards against the opposition's best. He was just too tired to generate offense. The additions of Roman Polak and Stephane Robidas should allow the Leafs to cut back on Phaneuf's ice time, giving him a little breathing room to boost his points back to the 40-mark. He'll continue to lay hits and block shots -- he just can't stop himself from doing that. In addition, Phaneuf will surely man one point on the team's best power-play unit. All in all, he could become a top-20 defender (or better) on the back of 40 points, 200-plus hits and 150-plus blocked shots. He'll probably be on the board longer than guys who won't delivery nearly as much. Just don’t stretch for him.

2013-14

Phaneuf has become a punching bag for Toronto fans and inappropriately so. Sure, he'll never be the hotshot studley many thought he'd be in his first few seasons in the NHL. But he's an absolute workhorse in blue and white who still delivers points in all situations. And heck, he's even started to hit the net (and not his teammates) with that massive shot from the point. Expect 45-50 points, 200+ hits and 135 blocked shots as he works to earn a big new contract. And watch for that level of production to continue for several years -- he's just 28 and entering his prime.

2012-13

Yes, he's overrated. And no, he's not nearly as tough as he seemed at the beginning of his career, but Dion is still Dion. He has that big-time shot and he should be solid for a season just like his last -- 40-plus points, including lots on the man advantage with close to 100 PIMs. That's a combo that isn't as common as you might think -- just three defenders (Phaneuf, Kevin Bieksa and Zdeno Chara) topped 40 points and 85 PIMs last season. Toss in 200-plus hits and 100-plus blocked shots, and suddenly he's not so overrated in specialty leagues.

2011-12

Phaneuf was derailed last season by a horrific skate cut that came within a tiny fraction of an inch of ending his season and possibly his career. His conditioning was off upon his return but when the Leafs traded Tomas Kaberle, we finally got to see the Dion of old. He was offensively dominant in the final third of the season, potting a forward-like 17 points in his final 26 games. That's clearly not a sustainable pace. But his more mature approach coupled with a more creative Leafs' power play this season could get him back to near 50 points. And that would be his best output since his glory years in Calgary. Draft accordingly.

2010-11

Phaneuf got his get-out-of-jail-free card after 55 games in 2009-10 and he blossomed as a real leader in blue and white. The trouble is, his offensive production didn't seem to come with him. We're chalking his 31-point pace in his new uniform up to a hangover from a poor start. This year will be better. Much, much better. He has quick and explosive feet, a powerful slapper and a propensity for penalty minutes. He may never be a Norris runner-up again but he will be a 45-50-point defender who also delivers 100 PIMs. That makes him part of an incredibly elite group -- there were just five players who tallied at least 50 points AND 100 PIMs in 2009-10. Draft accordingly.

2009-10

Dion Phaneuf is one of most talented defensemen in the entire league. That's why his 2008-09 totals of 47 points and 100 penalty minutes were disappointing. He was also a minus for the first time in his career as he finished the year -11. He should easily top last year's numbers and return to his dominant fantasy perch. Expect Phaneuf to get back over the 50 point mark and do not be surprised if he eclipses 60 points. He should also have double digit power play goals and more than 100 penalty minutes. He could easily wind up having a campaign worthy of a Norris Trophy. He should be one of the first defenseman taken in every fantasy league, do not let him slip down the board.

2008-09

Dion Phaneuf (D): Phaneuf just keeps getting better, as he set career highs in assists (43), points (60) and penalty minutes (182) last season. All together, Phaneuf is in the top class of defenseman in the NHL, as he also is a menace on the power play, with 10 goals and 23 assists in 2007-08. The bruising blue-liner is not going to surprise anyone any longer, but he does not need to. Phaneuf played every game as the No. 1 defenseman for Calgary last season, and should be one of the top defensemen taken.

2007-08

Phaneuf did not suffer from a sophomore slump in 2006-07, getting his first All-Star berth and scoring 17 goals and 33 assists as well as 98 penalty minutes. He continued to be a monster on the power play, picking up 13 goals and 18 assists on the man advantage. The hard-hitting defenseman should only get better, and could start contending for Norris Trophies in the near future.

2006-07

After a fantastic rookie season, it's hard to believe that Phaneuf could still be on the rise, but the kid's not even 22 yet. His defense still needs a little bit of work, but the part of his game that counts in fantasy world is already finely tuned. Phaneuf contributes across the board, with 49 points (33 on the power play) and a decent 93 penalty minutes last season. With Kiprusoff behind him, Phaneuf can take many more chances on the offensive end, leaving a world of opportunity for Phaneuf to turn into the next Nicklas Lidstrom. A handful of Norris Trophies are in this youngster's future, and he's far from a fantasy secret after his breakout rookie year.

2005-06

After nearly making the team in his draft year (2003) and considered the best defensive prospect for the last three years, Phaneuf is now clearly ready for his professional transition. Phaneuf ranked second with 19 goals and fifth in points in the WHL for defensemen in 2004/05. He also led Canada to the World Junior Championships finals for the second year in succession.

2004-05