Local NHL player inks deal while home in Lindsay
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.