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.