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Blues select Vince Dunn 56th overall

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With the 56th selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the St. Louis Blues are pleased to select, from the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL, defenseman Vince Dunn.

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♪♪♪♪♪ ... Dunn's profile at OHL dot com

With the 56th pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the St. Louis Blues select defenseman VINCE DUNN of the Ontario Hockey League's Niagara (St. Catharines, ON) Ice Dogs.

Dunn sweaterDunn is a sold six foot, 185-pound left-shooting defenseman who hails from Lindsay, Ontario. He is an offensive-minded blueliner that the 2015 Hockey Prospect.com "Black Book" refers to as "a cerebral puck mover with offensive flair."

The "Black Book" scouting report goes on to say that Dunn "is a very strong skater who can carry the puck up ice but also hit an ideal pass at speed. He handles and moves the puck very well in the offensive zone. He also possesses a powerful and dangerous shot. Strong for his size, he plays with an edge defensively."

The scouting report on Dunn from the "Future Considerations" 2015 Draft Guide correlates with the "Black Book" assessment:

"Dunn possesses high-­‐end, elite agility with insane lateral movement that he uses very effectively. His first few strides and overall acceleration make him very dangerous on the ice. Uses this speed to separate himself from checks and catch the puck carrier on the backcheck or in mid-­ice. He makes some pretty nifty moves with speed as he exudes confidence with the puck on his stick. The vision that this kid possesses is elite. He sees lanes before they open and leads his man with the puck just in front of him."

Dunn BW Vince DUNN RANKINGS CAN flag
Position Defenseman Future Considerations 34
Shoots Left Hockey Prospect Black Book 46
Height 6' 00.00" ... ..
Weight 187 lbs CSS Preliminary N Amer "B"
Born Oct. 29, 1996 CSS Midterm 53 N Amer
Where Lindsay, Ontario CSS Final 34 N Amer
SEASON CLUB GP GL AS PT +- PM PP SH GW
2014-15 Niagara (OHL) 68 18 38 56 + 8 59 9 0 3
...Playoffs 8 6 4 10 + 1 22 2 0 0
2013-14 Niagara (OHL) 63 5 28 33 - 8 45 2 0 0
... Playoffs 7 0 1 1 + 4 2 0 0 0