Former Flames captain Dion Phaneuf retires after 14 NHL seasons

After 14 NHL seasons, Dion Phaneuf has called it a career.

The former Calgary Flames captain, and current captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, revealed his retirement on Twitter on Tuesday.

“Today I am retiring from the NHL,” Phaneuf, 32, said. “I’ve had a great run.”

Yes. Today I am retiring from the NHL. Enjoy this road ahead. Thank you for everything. — Dion Phaneuf (@DionPhaneuf) October 2, 2018

Phaneuf, a captain of Canada’s gold-medal winning Olympic team at the 2014 Sochi Games, played for four teams during his time in the NHL. He spent his first eight seasons with the Calgary Flames, the first four of which he helped lead them to the playoffs.

In 2013-14, he was dealt to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Chris Phillips, Peter Regin and a first-round pick in 2014.

He spent the next five seasons with the Senators, winning a Stanley Cup in 2016 and playing in the Olympics in 2014 and 2018. He also spent a season and a half in the New York Islanders organization.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Tuesday that they acquired Phaneuf on Oct. 1, 2014, along with Matt Moulson and a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft. The deal was reported to be a four-team, six-player trade. Moulson, a former first-round pick, was traded a season later.

Phaneuf had 503 career regular-season games under his belt as of Tuesday, including 166 points and 221 penalty minutes.

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