The Florida Panthers have signed first-round pick Owen Tippett to a three-year, entry-level contract.
“I’m thrilled to sign Owen to his first NHL contract,” Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. “Owen is a natural goal scorer with a bright future and he already possesses NHL-ready size and speed. We’re looking forward to watching him compete for a spot on our NHL roster at training camp this fall.”
Tippett, 18, led the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL with 44 goals and 75 points this past season. The Panthers took him with the 10th overall pick in this past June’s draft.