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Fantasy Summary

Elite sniper and fan favorite with upside to be very productive top-line player. Additional value in leagues that count shots on goal.


Observations

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June 2020 – There is a strong chance that Tippett receives a legitimate shot to prove himself at the NHL-level next season. With the likelihood that rosters will be expanded for the upcoming 24-team playoff, Tippett should be one of the prospects called up by the Panthers. The chances of him playing in the playoffs may be slim but he will still receive the opportunity to train and practice with the players at the highest level. Depending on what Florida’s roster looks like to start next season, there is still a chance Tippett starts the year in the AHL; however, it will be hard to keep him there if he is able to build off the strong end of the year he had in 2019-20. Still, fantasy owners should look towards 2021-22 as the year he can start providing real value to their teams. John Gove

 

April 2020 – The elite sniper really started rounding out his game, this season, which should result in more playing minutes. Fantasy owners have a good one, it just may be another year or two before your investment starts paying off. Keith Fries

 

October 2019 – It didn’t take Tippett long to get his AHL season started, finishing the opener with a goal and primary assist. The goal came on a heavy one-timer just outside the faceoff circle that showed why Tippett could be a potential 40-goal scorer, in the NHL. Even the assist came on a laser beam that rang off the post. Was active and rewarded for his efforts. Keith Fries

 

December 2018 – Tippett has been invited to Canada’s World Junior Championship camp. He should make the final cut because of his goal-scoring abilities and improved play without the puck this season but Canada has a lot of depth at forward, so he needs a good camp.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

September 2018 – Tippett has been returned to his Ontario Hockey League club, the Mississauga Steelheads. Tippett was expected to start the season with the Panthers but there was no room for him because of all the additions to the roster. There are still 18 forwards left on Florida’s roster, so Tippett wasn’t even all that close. So instead of starting his NHL career as a 19-year-old, Tippett returns to major junior for his fourth and final season. He should be a lock for the World Juniors this winter after missing the event in previous years.  Jokke Nevalainen

 

April 2018 – Tippett had a great season in the OHL where he scored 36 goals and 75 points in 51 games, and he jumped to the AHL after his team was eliminated in the OHL playoffs. In five AHL games, Tippett had two points and 11 shots. Tippett will make a push to crack the NHL roster next fall. He’s not eligible to play in the AHL next season which could give him a longer leash. Jokke Nevalainen

 

March 2018 – In the Eastern Conference side of annual OHL Coaches Poll, Tippett won the Best Shot vote for the second straight year, and he also finished second in the Most Dangerous in the Goal Area category. Jokke Nevalainen

 

December 2017 – Tippett started the season with the Panthers but only played in seven games before being sent back to junior. Expectations were high but he’s having a somewhat slow start to his OHL season with seven goals and 19 points in 17 games – although he’s leading the league with 5.94 shots on goal per game. Tippett, along with four other Top 15 selections from last summer’s draft, will not represent Canada at the upcoming World Junior Championship tournament in Buffalo. Tippett is still eligible to play in the tournament next year but he could be playing in the NHL at that point. Tippett has all the tools to become a great goal-scorer at the NHL level but learning to bounce back from disappointments like these will be very important for his NHL future. Jokke Nevalainen

 

February 2017- Arguably the best shot in the 2017 draft class, Tippett is a pure goal scorer. He has a lethal shot, it is quick, hard, and accurate and he is able to disguise his release very well. Besides taking a high volume of shots, Tippett is also a big player that uses his size, reach and strength to protect the puck, win board battles and provide a strong net presence. The other asset to his game is his above average skating, his breakaway speed and acceleration gives him separation ability and like all components of his game he uses all his skill to support his goal scoring tendency. Peter Harling

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 9.2
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 16, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 10

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Toronto BulldogsBrick Invitational5 1 01 0|Playoffs2 1 01
 2013-2014 Toronto Red Wings U16 AAAGTHL U1631 15 621 8|        
 2014-2015 Toronto Red Wings U16 AAAGTHL U1650 52 3587 -|        
  Team Ontario CWG6 2 68 0|        
  Team GTHL Red OGC-165 0 33 2|        
  Toronto Red Wings U18 AAAGTHL U18- - -- -|        
  Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL6 2 13 2|        
 2015-2016 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL48 15 520 10|Playoffs7 1 23
  Team Gold U17-Dev3 1 01 4|        
  Canada White U17WHC-176 5 38 0|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 1 23 12|        
 2016-2017 Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 1 12 0|        
  Mississauga SteelheadsOHL60 44 3175 36|Playoffs20 10 919 14 
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 22 0|        
 2017-2018 OHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 22 4|        
  Florida PanthersNHL7 1 01 0|        
  Mississauga SteelheadsOHL51 36 3975 30|Playoffs6 3 25
  Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL5 1 12 2|        
 2018-2019 Mississauga SteelheadsOHL23 19 1433 10|        
  Saginaw SpiritOHL31 14 2741 8|Playoffs17 11 1122
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
  Canada U20WJC-205 2 24 0|        
 2019-2020 Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL46 19 2140 18|        
 2020-2021 Charlotte CheckersAHL- - -- -|        

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