TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs are putting the C on defenceman Dion Phaneuf.
He had 10 points in 26 games with the Leafs last season.
The 25-year-old Phaneuf was acquired last January in a blockbuster deal with the Calgary Flames.
Head coach Ron Wilson has said the blue-liner had a major influence on the team’s young locker-room after his arrival.
Toronto hasn’t had a captain since Mats Sundin left the team in the summer of 2008.
The Maple Leafs finished last in the Eastern Conference last season with 74 points.