Vic was born in Saskatoon in 1925 and played football and hockey while attending Technical Collegiate. He played midget hockey for the Embassy club, then moved up to the Junior Quakers. After finishing school, he joined the New York Rovers, then turned professional in the 1942-43 season with Indianapolis. His first NHL action occurred in 1943-44, when he played three games with Detroit.
The following season, while with Buffalo, he was called up for two games with the Montreal Canadiens. He joined the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1946-47 season, played with them for four years and helped them to three Stanley Cup wins. Vic also saw service with Boston and Chicago. When he left the NHL, Vic returned to Saskatoon to play for the Quakers. In 1958-59, Lynn was the guiding force of the Quakers when Saskatchewan boasted a strong Senior Hockey League. Over the years, Vic led the club to seven Saskatchewan championships and four Western Canada titles.