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By the numbers: Trading Toronto's captain

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Who won the Dion Phaneuf trade? (1:08)

Barry Melrose analyzes the winner as the Leafs trade their captain Dion Phaneuf to the Senators. (1:08)

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators

At Toronto March 5

At Ottawa March 12

Phaneuf Transactions:

Feb. 2008 -- Signed six-year contract extension with Flames

Jan. 2010 -- Traded (seven player deal) to Toronto

June 2010 -- Named Toronto captain

Dec. 2013 -- Signed seven-year contract extension with Leafs

Feb. 2016 -- Traded (nine-player deal) to Ottawa

  • The last time the Maple Leafs traded their captain it also involved Lou Lamoriello, as Toronto's current general manager made the deal when Doug Gilmour was traded to New Jersey in Feb. 1997.

Ottawa's salary cap next season:

Dion Phaneuf -- Salary cap hit of $7 million (ranks sixth among defensemen)

Erik Karlsson -- Salary cap hit of $6.5 million (ranks 11th among defensemen)