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January 26, 2024

Flyers, Owen Tippett agree on eight-year contract extension

Owen Tippett will be a Flyer for the long term as the 24-year old winger has signed a new eight-year deal.

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Flyers winger Owen Tippett scores a highlight reel goal against the St. Louis Blues.

UPDATE [9:15 p.m. ET] – Flyers GM Danny Brière met with the media during the second intermission of Friday night's Flyers-Bruins alumni game to talk about Tippett's contract extension and the status of Ryan Poehling's reported two-year deal, which has yet to be officially announced by the organization. 

In regards to Tippett, based on what the Flyers have seen from him over the past two seasons, and especially the past couple of weeks before his injury, they're sold on the idea of him being a part of the team's core. 

"I think we saw it lately in the past month, month and a half how it feels at times he's just starting to realize how good he can be," Brière said. "The other thing, too, power forwards like him are tough to find. Power forwards that can score and create on their own, even tougher. 

"We think there's more there. We think he's gonna keep improving. He works hard, but the combination of power, scoring ability, leadership, the way he carries himself, all of that was just what made us feel like it was something we were willing and ready to commit to."

Check out what Brière had to say on Poehling HERE.

UPDATE [5:19 p.m. ET] – Tippett's deal is official. Eight years at $6.2 million per ($49.6 million in total) that will kick in with the 2024-25 season. 

Prior to the extension, Tippett was slated to be an arbitration-eligible restricted free agent, per CapFriendly, though neither party has to worry about that now.

UPDATE [12:11 p.m. ET] – Tippett's extension will be for eight years and just shy of $50 million, per the Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli and NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jordan Hall.

The deal is still pending an official announcement from the Flyers.


Owen Tippett is looking like he'll be a Flyer for the long haul.

Per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the 24-year old winger is closing in on an eight-year contract extension with Philadelphia, which will pay in the range of $6-6.5 million annually. 

Tippett, who arrived to the Flyers as a prospect lost in limbo from the Claude Giroux trade with Florida two years ago, found his footing as a regular NHLer finally with steady minutes and under the development of head coach John Tortorella's staff. 

Last season his production took off to shattering career highs (27 goals and 49 points), and this season he's up to 18 goals and 30 points through 46 games, having recently gone on a scoring tear – providing plenty for the highlight reel – before a lower-body injury sidelined him until at least after the All-Star break. 

The Flyers are hoping he picks up right where he left off when he comes back and well into the foreseeable future.

This is a developing story.

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