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Maple Leafs new captain: Dion Phaneuf

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TORONTO (AP) -The Toronto Maple Leafs have a new captain - defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The team hasn't had a captain since Mats Sundin left the club in the summer of 2008.

Phaneuf was acquired in January in a blockbuster deal with the Calgary Flames. He had 10 points in 26 games with the Maple Leafs.

Coach Ron Wilson has said the 25-year-old Phaneuf provided a healthy influence on a team with many young players.

Toronto was last in the Eastern Conference last season.

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