It might look a bit odd for Leafs fans to see their now-former captain suit up for a provincial rival. But The Ottawa Senators welcome their newest defensive acquisition Wednesday night, as Dion Phaneuf joins the team ahead of it’s game in Detroit.
The Senators acquired Phaneuf in a blockbuster trade with the Leafs on Tuesday.
Ottawa is hoping the veteran will help shore up its inexperienced blue line as the Senators continue their playoff push.
The Leafs meantime, dumped Phaneuf’s $7-million cap hit in the trade, which Ottawa will now have to fork over through the 2020-21 season.