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Panthers Reassign F Owen Tippett to Thunderbirds

April 4, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Springfield Thunderbirds News Release

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that that have reassigned forward Owen Tippett to the Springfield Thunderbirds.

A first round pick (10th overall) by the Panthers in the June 2017 NHL Draft, the 19-year-old Tippett just completed his third junior season with the OHL's Mississauga Steelheads. For a second straight season, Tippett scored 75 points (36g, 39a) along with 30 penalty minutes. He added five points (3g, 2a) in Mississauga's first round playoff series, where they were eliminated by the Barrie Colts.

Tippett skated in seven games for the Panthers at the start of the 2017-18 season, scoring his first NHL goal on Oct. 26 against Anaheim.

Tippett joins the Thunderbirds in Belleville, where Springfield takes on the Senators tonight for a 7:00 p.m. ET puck drop, before traveling to Laval for a 7:30 p.m. ET matchup on Friday with the Rocket.

Springfield Thunderbirds fans are encouraged to visit to learn more about 2018-19 Thunderbirds Season Ticket Memberships. Packages include a wide range of benefits, including the lowest prices for the 2019 AHL All Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield. For more information or to order now, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit

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Forward Owen Tippett with the Florida Panthers
Forward Owen Tippett with the Florida Panthers

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