Vince Dunn

St. Louis Blues
Photo courtesy of ESPN.com

Fantasy Summary

Top-four defenseman with very good offensive upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 29, 1996
Height 6‘0”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 56

Observations

June 2019 – Dunn saw his ice-time dwindle down the stretch, which is perfectly fine for a 22-year old defenseman in the midst of a championship run. Dunn, for the most part, played fantastic hockey for the Blues in the playoffs. His skating ability, vision and ability to handle the puck under pressure shined through time after time. Dunn continued to take steps forward all year, expect him to be a fixture on St. Louis’ top four next season. Sam Stern

 

May 2019 – This season has been a coming-out party for Dunn. In the regular season he was the Blues’ second-highest scoring defenseman behind captain Alex Pietrangelo. Now, in the playoffs, he has found a way to continue to contribute offensively by recorded two goals, five assists, and seven points in 16 games. Dunn continues to display his maturity by making high-percentage plays that often result in scoring chances, controlled exits and entries for his team. Sam Stern

 

April 2019 – The importance of Dunn’s emergence this season cannot be understated. He’s earned his way onto the top-pair alongside captain, Alex Pietrangelo and he’s showing no signs of wanting to relinquish the role. Dunn’s steady play in his own end and tremendous first pass has helped the Blues fight their way back into the conversation as contenders coming out of the West. However, it’s his newfound goal-scoring touch that has pushed him over the top. His 12 goals rank third all-time among Blues defensemen under the age of 23. His 35 points also place him ninth all-time among Blues defensemen during their U23 season. Sam Stern

March 2019 – Dunn has done well to build on his impressive rookie season from last year. He’s the fifth-highest scoring U23 defenseman in the league and has earned a spot on the Blues’ top-pairing alongside Colton Parayko. Dunn uses his smooth skating and understanding of the game to make high-percentage plays that help move the puck into the offensive zone with possession and create shooting opportunities for himself and his mates. He scored twice in a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh last Saturday and added an assist last night against Edmonton giving him 11 goals and 31 points in 69 games. Sam Stern

March 2018 – Not many young defenseman can jump into the as well as Vince Dunn has this year. Having played 65 games for the Blues so far this season Dunn’s ability to have incredible vision with the puck has remained since junior. This doesn’t mean the player hasn’t had a few road blocks, just like any rookie in the NHL. The Blues have a deep defensive pipeline and Dunn sits at the top of the pile. The added bonus of being able to play with an edge along with the offensive upside should see him be incredibly valuable in a playoff situation. With an average of over 16 minutes a night and 22 points on the year it’s apparent this is just the start for Dunn. Josh Epstein

December 2017 –  Dunn has spent 33 games with the St. Louis Blues this season and has scored three goals and four assists.  He has a Corsi for of 459 and a Corsi against of 408.  Dunn has been able to adjust quickly to the NHL game, is an excellent skater and has a bright future with the Blues. Doug Abrams

January 2017 – Dunn has been on of the biggest surprises for the Chicago Wolves. As the youngest player on the team at just 20, the offensive defender has seven goals and and 13 helpers in 35 games, placing him second on the team for points by a defenceman, and his plus-12 leads the Wolves. His 20 points are fifth among all rookie D-Men in the AHL. Dunn has really stepped up in the absence of AHL superstar Brad Hunt with 11 points in his past 12 games. While he’s still likely a couple years away from being in the mix for regular NHL duty, Dunn is making his way up the depth chart. Brad Phillips

October 2016 – Dunn has been sent to Chicago of the AHL where he should remain for the next two or three seasons. After three productive seasons on the back end with Niagara, Dunn will need to bide his time in the minors, as St. Louis is pretty set on D for the next little while. Brad Phillips

June 2015 – Plenty of upside for Dunn, who was taken by St. Louis 56th overall. But the Blues are known for patience and it may be four to five years before we see him as a regular.

June 2015 – The smooth-skating Vince Dunn is a defenseman always looking to create offence from the blueline. Swift and confident in possession, Dunn has a strong ability to slip through the neutral zone and gain the offensive blueline with ease. He’s riverboat gambler style of defenseman, in a Mike Green-ish kind of way, who isn’t afraid to take chances offensively. His defensive awareness is okay but he will need to better decide on when he jumps up into the rush to limit turnovers at the next level. Vince Dunn projects as an early second round selection at the 2015 NHL Draft. Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Peterborough Petes Bantam AAA ETABHL - - - - - |          
  Peterborough Petes Bantam AAA Big Nickel Bantam 5 1 4 5 2 |          
 2011-2012 Peterborough Petes Min Mdgt AAA ETAMMHL 26 0 14 14 8 |          
 2012-2013 Thorold Blackhawks GOJHL 48 5 23 28 35 | Playoffs 13 3 5 8 10 
 2013-2014 Niagara IceDogs OHL 63 5 28 33 45 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1
 2014-2015 Niagara IceDogs OHL 68 18 38 56 59 | Playoffs 8 6 4 10 22 
 2015-2016 Niagara IceDogs OHL 52 12 31 43 52 | Playoffs 12 5 7 12 10 
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 Chicago Wolves AHL 72 13 32 45 71 | Playoffs 10 1 5 6 20 
 2017-2018 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 5 19 24 20 |          
  Chicago Wolves AHL 2 1 1 2 2 |          
 2018-2019 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 12 23 35 45 | Playoffs 20 2 6 8
 2019-2020 St. Louis Blues NHL - - - - - |          

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