St. Louis Blues Select Vince Dunn, Adam Musil on Day 2 of NHL Draft


The St. Louis Blues began their Saturday at the NHL Draft by selecting defenseman Vince Dunn in the second round (pick 56) and center Adam Musil in round four (pick 94).

The 18-year-old Dunn, a 6-f00t, 187-pounder, has played the past two seasons for the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL. Dunn’s numbers as a junior player indicate that he might have solid potential as a point-producing defenseman at the NHL level. While he had just five goals and 28 assists during his first season with Niagara, he scored a more impressive 18 goals with 38 assists in his second season. For reference, Alex Pietrangelo, one of the Blues’ better offensive defensemen, had 13 goals and 40 assists while playing for Niagara in the season before he was drafted by the Blues in the first round.

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Musil, a 6-foot-3, 202-pound center, played the past two seasons for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL. He had 15 goals and 24 assists through 66 games for Red Deer this season, a year after registering 11 goals and 18 assists in 60 games.

Musil comes from rich hockey bloodlines. Musil’s father, Frank, was a defenseman in the NHL from 1986 to 2001 with the Minnesota North Stars, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, and Edmonton Oilers. His uncle is Bobby Holik, a center who made his biggest impact as part of the Martin Brodeur-led New Jersey Devils teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Adam’s older brother, David, was a second-round selection of the Oilers in the 2011 draft and broke into the NHL with Edmonton this past season.

Both Dunn and Musil are expected to participate in the Blues’ development camp, which will take place the week after next at the IceZone in St. Louis.

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