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Reports: Phaneuf to captain Leafs

Monday, 06.14.2010 / 8:53 AM / News

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Reports: Phaneuf to captain Leafs
According to TSN, Dion Phaneuf is expected to be named the captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs at a Monday afternoon press conference.

The Leafs have not had a captain since Mats Sundin left after the 2007-08 season. Last season, Tomas Kaberle, Mike Komisarek and Francois Beauchemin and Phaneuf were alternate captains.

Phaneuf, 25, was acquired from the Calgary Flames in one of the 2009-10 season's biggest trades on Jan. 31. Phaneuf, winger Fredrik Sjostrom and prospect Keith Aulie went to the Leafs in exchange for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman and Ian White.

Phaneuf played a total of 81 games last season between the Leafs and Flames, scoring 12 goals and 20 assists.
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