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Dion Phaneuf signs 7-year deal

Updated: December 31, 2013, 6:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Toronto Maple Leafs signed captain Dion Phaneuf to a $49 million, seven-year deal to keep the three-time All-Star defenseman under contract through the end of the 2020-21 season.

"If you look at his numbers since he was a rookie, they stack up very favorably with the top defensemen in the league," Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis said Tuesday. "He's a player that is getting better and a player we can build around to be a contender."

The 28-year-old Phaneuf ...

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