Senators pick Hull native C Vincent Dunn 138 overall
The Sens stuck to their playbook again, picking local product Vincent Dunn from the QMJHL
The Ottawa Senators have selected Gatineau native Vincent Dunn with their fifth-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (138 overall).
Dunn played centre for the Val d'Or Foreurs and put up 52P (25G, 27A) in 53GP last season. He was traded about a month ago to the Gatineau Olympiques, so he'll be playing right across the river from the team that drafted him--an arrangement that worked out nicely for Jean-Gabriel Pageau a few years back. Dunn is a bit bigger than Pageau, but he's still not a big kid--he's 5'11" and 172 pounds.
From Hockey's Future:
Dunn provided both scoring and toughness for Val'd-Or in his second season. He was the Foreurs' fourth-leading scorer with 25 goals and 27 assists in 53 games, missing most of January, and shared the top plus/minus for the Foreurs (+21) with Anthony Mantha. Dunn's 98 penalty minutes were third-most on the team. Val-d'Or finished fourth in the West with 35 wins (the most since 2006-07) and reached the second round in the playoffs. Dunn had 3 assists and was -1 with 19 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games. In June, he was obtained by his hometown Gatineau Olympiques in a QMJHL draft day trade. Dunn was ranked 73rd amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.
From McKeen's Hockey:
Among the youngest players eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft, born just one day before the 9-15-95 cut-off date .. distinguishing himself as a real sparkplug for the Foreurs this season as he is willing to get his nose dirty and also quite capable of aggravating opponents .. missed a couple of games due to a racial comment made to a Mooseheads player .. possesses average skating speed .. his stride can be a little choppy – and his turns are not as balanced as they could be .. generally scores ugly goals as his shooting release is on the slower side .. shows minimal creativity in terms of his puck movement, although that is not really his game at all .. started out the season playing some games at the center position, however he had trouble winning face-offs with regularity and is now being used mainly on the wing where he has shown to be most effective working along the boards .. however, his work as a pivot is quite underrated and this versatility won’t be overlooked by NHL scouts .. displays a knack for cutting off passes as opponents break out of their zone, an attribute that comes to the fore when he is operating in the middle .. works hard in his own zone, winning many hard battles for the puck .. not afraid to block shots and will drop the gloves albeit is not really an enforcer type .. runs full-throttle on adrenaline most of the times, but will have to learn to better contain his emotions as he can go overboard at times.
So he sounds like a kid who could be pretty popular in Ottawa, if things go right in his development.