Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was named the January Community MVP prior to Monday’s game. The award is given out by Citizen to the Leafs player that has made the biggest impact that month in the community.
Phaneuf has a ticket program called Phaneuf’s Friends which he started in 2010 and has donated $250,000 to bring in 1,000 patients from SickKids to watch every home game from his customized suite – Captain’s Corner.
The Leafs’ captain was recognized for his work with young patients in today’s Toronto Sun. Check out the full story from Joe Warmington for more on his charity work: http://www.torontosun.com/2013/02/11/phaneuf-comes-through-for-patients-at-sickkids
City News had an exclusive feature on their newscast tonight about Dion’s charity work with SickKids Hospital and showed a different side of the Leafs captain: