As the St. Louis Blues enter the offseason, they will have some big decisions to make with their roster, including with defender Vince Dunn.
The 24-year-old is a pending restricted free agent and has been generating commercial interest in the league, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
“He’s a really talented player,” Friedman said during the headline segment on Hockey night in Canada. “He had 20 points in 43 games this year, he played very well for them and their Stanley Cup career a couple of years ago.”
Dunn wasted time this season with an upper body injury and was unable to return due to sadness in the playoffs. The Lindsay, Ontario, Native is coming off a one-year, $ 1.875 million deal.
With the upcoming expansion draft, St. Louis will likely make protecting defenses like Justin Faulk, Torey Krug and Colton Parayko a priority. This means that the Blues could look to get assets in exchange for Dunn to avoid losing him to the Seattle Kraken.
“There was a time during the year when the Blues were thinking about moving him and asking for a first-round pick in exchange,” Friedman said.