Flyers sign Tippett to six-year, $49.6-million contract

Owen Tippett

PHILADELPHIA – Before getting injured recently, Owen Tippett was tearing it up offensively and maybe that was because he knew something about a new contract.

Well, that came to fruition on Friday when the Flyers forward was signed to an eight-year contract extension for $6.2 million per year and a grand total of $49.6 million starting with the 2024-25 season, according to general ganager Daniel Briere.

Tippett, 24, has scored 18 goals/30 points in 46 games this season. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound native of Peterborough, Ontario, leads the Flyers in even-strength goals (16) and shots on goal (167), ranks tied for first in game-winning goals (three), second in goals and is tied for third in scoring.

He skated in his 200th career NHL game on Oct. 28 vs. Anaheim and tallied his 100th career NHL point on Nov. 15 vs. Carolina.

The right-shot forward set a career-high four-game goal streak, Nov. 10-18, matched his career-high four-game point streak three times, Oct. 24-30, Nov. 10-18, Dec. 19-28, and tallied a career-high 10 shots on Jan. 15 at St. Louis.

He has 49 goals/86 points, including 11 power-play goals and eight game-winning goals in 144 career games as a Flyer and owns 119 career points 63 goals/119 points), including 13 power-play goals and 10 game-winning goals in 238 contests in five NHL seasons with Florida and Philadelphia (2017-24).

Tippett was acquired by the Flyers on March 19, 2022 from the Florida Panthers along with a third-round selection in the 2023 NHL Draft (95th overall – Denver Barkey) and a first-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft in exchange for Claude Giroux, Connor Bunnaman, German Rubstov and a fifth-round selection in the 2024 NHL Draft. He was originally selected by the Panthers in the first round (10th overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.

 

 

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