Flyers Lock FW Owen Tippett to 8-Year, $49.6 Million Extension

Owen Tippett with Canada in December 2018
Owen Tippett with Canada in December 2018. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (10045471h)

On Friday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced an extension for their forward Owen Tippett. The new deal will start in the 2024-25 season and keep Tippett with the franchise for eight more years.

Tippett will get an average annual salary of $6.2 million and earn a total of $49.6 million over the duration of the contract. The 24-year-old player is earning a base salary of $1.75 million in 2023-24.

Tippett has been enjoying his best season since making his debut in 2017-18. In 46 games played so far, he has 18 goals and 12 assists for a total of 30 points.

Flyers’ head coach, John Tortorella, recently praised Tippett after a run of eight points in seven games.

“He has an opportunity to be a really good player in this league,” said Tortorella. “The limit there, I have no idea where it goes. He could be a really good player.”

Owen Tippett started his NHL career with the Calgary Flames, spending two and a half seasons with the franchise before being traded to the Flyers midway through the 2021-22 campaign. The change of scenery proved beneficial for Tippett’s development, as he contributed with 86 points in 144 games compared to 33 points in 94 games with the Flames.

Tippett is currently nursing a lower-body injury but is expected to return to the ice in the coming days.

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