Maple Leafs new captain: Dion Phaneuf

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.