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The LA Kings Have Bought Out Dion Phaneuf

LOS ANGELES – The LA Kings have bought out the contract of defenseman Dion Phaneuf, Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake announced today.

Phaneuf, acquired by the Kings during the 2017-18 season, appeared in 93 games with the Kings over the past two seasons, posting 16 points (4-12=16) and 68 penalty minutes. He appeared in his 1,000th NHL game this past season.

Originally selected by the Calgary Flames in the first-round (9th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Phaneuf has appeared in 1,048 career NHL games over his 14-year NHL career with the Kings, Flames, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs, posting 494 points (137-357=494) and 1,345 penalty minutes.

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WingedRider's avatar

Dion was a man among boys with the Red Deer Rebels, WHL. He still put time aside for the kids after every game. When he arrived in the NHL his head was pretty big, too big.  He seemed to come full circle, maybe with his marriage, and now seems like he was when he entered the WHL. Now 34 , he has had a good career. Into the sunset at 34, seems about right.  I was only a fan at the WHL level.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/15/19 at 02:11 PM ET

tkfergy's avatar

Wasn’t Brian Burke fired not that long after signing that contract with Dion?

Posted by tkfergy on 06/15/19 at 03:49 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

It makes sense that Burke would be gone the way everything unfolded. None of the Sutters liked him. Having Brent Sutter on his case in Red Deer and then again as the new Coach of the Flames with a big salary,you knew Dion was going to depart quickly.  As for Burke ,never paid much attention to him.

I sure can’t see Dion being signed as a free agent but there always seems to a GM that will take a chance.

Too bad, at first Dion was a big farm kid with a big shot.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/15/19 at 05:28 PM ET

tkfergy's avatar

Contract was signed when he was in TOR. Burke was GM

Posted by tkfergy on 06/16/19 at 10:45 AM ET


Contract was signed when he was in TOR. Burke was GM

Burke was fired in January 2013. Phaneuf signed his extension eleven months later, in December 2013. Burke was already in Calgary by the time Phaneuf re-signed.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/16/19 at 11:22 AM ET

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