Breaking: Philadelphia Flyers Lock Up Young Forward For The Long Term

The Philadelphia Flyers are locking up a key member of their core for the long-term, as they are finalizing an 8-year deal with a $6.2 million AAV for forward Owen Tippett.

It’s a massive raise for the former first-rounder, as he’s coming off a two-year, $1.5 million AAV deal. And yet, it can definitely be called a team-friendly deal, with the salary cap about to experience a significant upsurge. Tippett is only turning 25 next month, and that $6.2M number will start to look very reasonable in the coming years.

He also receives a 10-team no-trade clause is years 3 to 6 of the contract.

Tippett has established himself as a major offensive threat with the young Flyers, as the speedy winger has followed up his breakout 27-goal campaign last year with another 18 markers thus far this season, and 30 points in 46 games. 

The former No. 10 overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft (2017) came to the Flyers from the Florida Panthers at the 2021-22 trade deadline, as Philly sent Claude Giroux, Connor Bunnaman, German Rubtsov, and a 2024 fifth-rounder to the Sunshine State in return for Tippett, a 2024 top-10 protected first-round pick and a third-rounder. 

Tippett paid dividends quickly; in his first full season last year with the Flyers, he had 49 points in 77 games (27 goals, 22 assists). 

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