Local NHL player inks deal while home in Lindsay

Sports Advocate

By Lindsay Advocate

Lindsay-raised Vince Dunn, of the Seattle Kraken, plays the puck during third period action against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Christopher Mast.

By Amanda Tayles

Lindsay has produced several hockey players who have made it to the NHL, such as distinguished players Ron Ellis, Rick MacLeish and Joe Primeau. But defenceman Vince Dunn is a current standout, signing a 4-year $29.4 million contract with the Seattle Kraken this summer.

Born in Mississauga, Dunn moved to Lindsay at a young age. After playing for the local AAA club, the Central Ontario Wolves, he moved on to the Peterborough Pete’s AAA before being drafted to the Niagara Ice Dogs in the OHL. He excelled early in his professional career with the NHL’s St Louis Blues, raising the Stanley Cup in 2019 and bringing it back to Lindsay to share with the community at the Lindsay Recreation Centre and Ross Memorial Hospital.

In 2021, Dunn was signed to the Seattle Kraken as part of the expansion draft and scored the inaugural goal on home ice.

It was on a sunny day this past July, that Dunn was back home in Lindsay, playing a round of golf at the Lindsay Golf Course for the annual Lindsay Muskies Jr. A tournament, when the contract extension with the Kraken came in. It was signed at the clubhouse before dinner was served. Not a common occurrence for the golf club to print off an NHL contact after a round, but a fitting spot for a kid from Lindsay to celebrate with the community.


1 Comment

  1. D'Arcy mcGee says:

    Good article re Vince Dunn, but i would be remiss if not mentioning another well known Lindsay player, namely Bill Speer who played with Bobby Orr,r & won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins. Bill’s wife & family still live in the Lindsay area, although Bill passed in a snowmobile accident some years ago

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