The highly talented Dion Phaneuf is an echoing name in the world of Ice Hockey. This amazing player was born on April 10, 1985, in Edmonton, Canada. He is a professional Ice hockey defenseman for the Ottawa senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was born at the middle-class family where his father Paul was a construction worker and mother Amber was a nurse. He started his professional NHL career with Calgary Flames and played the majority of his NHL career with Toronto Maple Leafs. Currently, he plays for Ottawa Senators.
He started his career when Red Deer Rebels selected him in the third round of the 2000 WHL Bantam Draft. His ultimate success in the game gives him the honor when he was compared to Hall of Farmer Scott Stevens who excelled in both offensively and defensively. Sooner his accomplishments made him a considerable candidate to join Flames in 2004. He finished his junior career with 146 total points which undoubtedly applauded his upcoming career.
He joined the Flames for the 2005-2006 NHL seasons after signing his first professional contract in September 2005. He halted this season with 20 goals that made him the third player in the NHL after Brian Leetch and Barry Beck. The Flames signed Phaneuf to a six-year $39 million contract extension midway through the 2007-08 seasons. As every successful story has a failure story too, he also faced a frustrating part of his life. The 2008-09 seasons was a black season for him as he scored lowest in his career 11 goals and 47 points and his poor plus-minus ration of 11 led his fans to stop cheering for the favorite player. His salary and low performance made the fan a question his loyalty towards the game. However walking up from the failures he also emerged as a successful player. On February 2, 2010, he made his Maple Leafs debut, leading all players in time on ice. As a result o his continuous winning, he was named the 18th captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 14, 2010. After being a part of seven seasons with Toronto, he was dealt with Ottawa Senators in a blockbuster nine-player trade. Talking about his career stats, he made total 121 goals as an NHL player.
He is a married man. He has a beautiful wife in his life. He started dating Canadian actress Elisha Cuthbert in May 2008. Their relationship also became the centre of controversy and rumors. Her girlfriend also dated with Dallas Stars forward Sean Avery in the past. They were engaged after 4 years of their dating. Before, their engagement, they also spent some wonderful moments together. They went for a holiday and a dinner. Eventually, they engaged in September 2012 and they celebrated their wedding on July 6, 2013. They wedded at St. James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Prince Edward Island. His parents always supported him for his passion and so his father maintained a backyard where he could practice. He is also the heartbeat of many girls.
This astonishing player brings fortune amount of salary to his family. His estimated net worth is $4 million. If he works hard, then definitely his net worth increases up to $5 million in 2017. His fans also followed him on social networking sites. One can find out his photos and videos and Instagram.