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Former Sens d-man Phaneuf retires

by Matt Tidcombe @matttidcombe

Former Ottawa Senators defenceman Dion Phaneuf has announced his retirement.

Phaneuf played 154 games with the Senators after being acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 9, 2016. He would score 13 goals and 54 points as a Senator.

Perhaps Phaneuf's biggest moment as a Senator was when he scored the overtime winner in Game 2 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs series against Boston. He played 19 games that postseason as the Senators reached the Eastern Conference Finals.

He began his career with the Flames and finished it in Los Angeles after being traded by the Sens on Feb. 14, 2018. A former captain with the Maple Leafs, Phaneuf played 1,048 regular season NHL games where he scored 137 goals and 494 points. He was a three-time All-Star.

Phaneuf is the third former Senator to retire this month. Braydon Coburn, who played 16 games with the Sens in 2020-21, retired Nov. 11 while Marian Gaborik, who the Sens acquired from the Kings for Phaneuf, announced his retirement Nov. 4. He last appeared in the NHL in 2017-18 where he played 16 games with Ottawa. 


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