2003 Calgary Flame Draft Selections


Position: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Birthdate: April 10, 1985
Birthplace: Red Deer, Alberta
Acquired: Drafted in 2003 (1st Rd, #9)

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The full package. Dion Phaneuf is a hard hitting defenceman with a heavy slap shot and a great two way game. Though offence isn't the feature aspect of his game, he can play a key role on the club's powerplay. A building block.

Scott Stevens - a dominant 30 minute a night two way defenceman with leadership skills. Will step right into the team's core within two years of being in the show and never look back.

Too skilled not to play at the NHL level. If Phaneuf's development slows or stalls he'll still play an important role with the Flames - likely as a fourth or fifth defenceman.

The Experts:
"Pretty much does everything well ... physical side, second to none" - The Hockey News

"naturally aggressive, hard hitter whose physical attributes sometimes overshadow the other quality elements of his game" - The Sports Network
"He's got as much character and natural meanness as anyone in this draft. Has a huge shot and, best of all, keeps rounding off the rough edges in his game" - Red Line 


Pick Appraisal:

Smiling faces at the Flames' table. Most had the Flames coveting one of the big three defencemen in the draft. Calgary lands a great compliment for Robyn Regehr and Jordan Leopold in the team's soon to be defence core.

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
2001-02 Red Deer WHL 67 5 12 17 170
2002-03 Red Deer WHL 71 16 14 30 185

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