Fantasy hockey Feature: Can Owen Tippett score his way to stardom?
The Philadelphia Flyers are having a surprisingly good 2023-24 season. As of this writing, they are in a playoff position. Owen Tippett has been an important factor in this turnaround. He has been a strong contributor since joining the organization, however, the question for fantasy managers is, what is his upside? Can he score 35 or more goals? What about a 70-point pace? We will dig into this and more.
Owen Tippett D0 (#74). As soon as his d-man gets the puck Tippett is already looking up ice. He gets the puck and turns on the jets, blows by everyone and tucks it past the goalie. 2017-03-04#LetsGoFlyers pic.twitter.com/zn2kMDxaZP— Fantasy Hockey Doctor - Victor Nuño (@VictorNuno12) January 22, 2024
Tippett was drafted 10th overall by the Florida Panthers in 2017. He played his junior hockey for the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL until he was traded in his final OHL season to the Saginaw Spirit halfway through the season. Tippett has seasons with 36 and 44 goals in the OHL, so the pedigree of a goal-scorer is certainly present.
Owen Tippett D0 (#74). Smarts & speed make this whole play. Tippett makes the stretch pass out of his d-zone, then by the time his winger has gained the blue line Tippett is flying into the open ice across the slot and buries the one-timer. 2016-12-09 #LetsGoFlyers pic.twitter.com/mtahvvQ0sm— Fantasy Hockey Doctor - Victor Nuño (@VictorNuno12) January 22, 2024
Tippett was never able to establish himself as a full-
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