Owen Tippett

Florida Panthers
Photo courtesy of OntarioHockeyLeague.com

Fantasy Summary

Goal-scoring winger with upside to be very productive top-line player. Additional value in leagues that count shots on goal.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
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

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Toronto Bulldogs Brick Invitational 5 1 0 1 0 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
 2013-2014 Toronto Red Wings Min Midget AAA GTMMHL 31 15 6 21 8 |          
 2014-2015 Toronto Red Wings Min Midget AAA GTMMHL 50 52 35 87 - |          
  Team Ontario CWG 6 2 6 8 0 |          
  Team GTHL Red OGC-16 5 0 3 3 2 |          
  Toronto Red Wings Midget AAA GTHL - - - - - |          
  Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL 6 2 1 3 2 |          
 2015-2016 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 48 15 5 20 10 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3
  Team Gold U17-Dev 3 1 0 1 4 |          
  Canada White U17 WHC-17 6 5 3 8 0 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 1 2 3 12 |          
 2016-2017 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 1 2 0 |          
  Mississauga Steelheads OHL 60 44 31 75 36 | Playoffs 20 10 9 19 14 
  OHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 2 2 0 |          
 2017-2018 Florida Panthers NHL 7 1 0 1 0 |          
  Mississauga Steelheads OHL 51 36 39 75 30 | Playoffs 6 3 2 5
  Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 5 1 1 2 2 |          
 2018-2019 Mississauga Steelheads OHL 23 19 14 33 10 |          
  Saginaw Spirit OHL 31 14 27 41 8 | Playoffs 17 11 11 22
  Canada U20 WJC-20 5 2 2 4 0 |          

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