2017 NHL Entry Draft

Owen Tippett

OWEN TIPPETTCanada

FLORIDA • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 10

 

Previous Team: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 9

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-0¼ • Weight: 177 • Shoots: Right
Birthdate: Feb. 16, 1999 • Hometown: Peterborough, Ontario

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Toronto Red Wings (OMHA Bantam AAA)
First NHL Contract: Signed July 19, 2017
OHL Priority Selection: 2015 by Mississauga (Round 1, No. 4 overall)
OHL Debut: Sept. 25, 2015 (Mississauga vs. Ottawa)
First OHL Goal: Oct. 2, 2015 (Mississauga vs. Kingston)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Tippett has an abundance of NHL attributes -- size, skating and shooting are chief among them -- and he has a scorer's mentality. But there are questions about his work ethic and hockey sense, and the general feeling is he's going to have to play with a center who will be able to get him the puck."(Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Awesome shot, quick release and accuracy. Very good one-timer, which he needs to be more accurate. He can score and make offensive plays. Has a second gear to get away from a check." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "You like what he can do, but you don’t like those scoring-mentality guys who don’t want to do anything else. It was nice to see him make a couple of plays but we all know what type of player he is. You just have to look at his stats -- he’s a shoot-first guy." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "I’ve seen Tippett make some fantastic plays with the puck, so I know that he is capable of doing it. The problem is that I only saw those flashes of play-making a few times all season long." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "It's hard to knock him when he's beating goalies at will. Gets off quick-release shots from seemingly impossible angles, and is able to pinpoint shots to the tiniest bit of daylight." (Red Line Report)