Vince Dunn
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Vince Dunn

Hometown:

Lindsay Ontario

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-10-29

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

2nd round (56th overall), 2015

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Vince Dunn skated for the Peterborough Petes minor midget team in Ontario and was selected to play for a North American select team at the 2012 Lekov Cup tournament in the Czech Republic, He was selected by Niagara in the sixth round (109th overall) in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft. 

2012-13: Dunn played junior B hockey in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League, skating for the Thorold Blackhawks. He scored 5 goals with 23 assists and 35 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games. Dunn scored 3 goals with 5 assists and 10 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games. 

2013-14: Dunn skated in 63 regular season games for the Niagara IceDogs in his first OHL season. He scored 5 goals with 28 assists and was -8 with 45 penalty minutes. Niagara finished fourth in the Central Division, taking first-place North Bay to seven games before falling in the opening round. Dunn had 1 assist and was +4 with 2 penalty minutes in seven playoff games. 

2014-15: Dunn was the sixth-leading scorer amongst OHL defensemen in his second season with Niagara. He scored 18 goals with 38 assists and was +8 with 59 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games. The IceDogs finished third in the Central Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Dunn scored 6 goals with 4 assists and was +1 with 22 penalty minutes in eight playoff games. He skated for Team Cherry in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and was ranked 32nd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings prior to the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16: Dunn attended training camp with the Blues — signing a three-year entry-level contract with St. Louis in September before returning to Niagara for his third OHL season. The leading scorer amongst IceDogs defensemen despite missing 16 games (and the World Juniors) due to a wrist injury, he scored 12 goals with 31 assists and was +8 with 52 penalty minutes in 52 games. Niagara reached the OHL finals against London, capturing the Eastern Conference title after finishing third in the Central Division. Dunn played in 12 playoff games, missing five games with a lower-body injury before returning for the finals against the Knights. He scored 5 goals with 7 assists and had an even plus/minus with 10 penalty minutes. Three of his seven playoff goals were scored on the power play.  

Talent Analysis

Dunn is a dynamic offensive defenseman who has steadily improved his positional play on the defensive end during his junior career. A bit thin for an ideal blueline prospect, he is fast on his skates and uses his agility to take away scoring chances and avoid risky situations.

Future

Dunn was one of the top defensemen in the OHL in 2015-16, bouncing back from a wrist injury in mid-season to lead Niagara's defensemen in scoring. He will attend his second training camp with the Blues looking to win a roster spot but barring any surprises will be begin his pro career with the AHL's Chicago Wolves in 2016-17. Dunn projects as a top-four defenseman with the ability to contribute to the attack both on the transition and on the power play.

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