Over the past three seasons, Owen Tippett has come to Florida Panthers training camp looking to make the team.
As a fresh-faced, 18-year-old who was just drafted tenth overall by the Panthers in 2017, he did just that.
His NHL season lasted seven games and he was sent back to his junior league team so not to burn a year of his entry-level deal.
In 2018, he did not get much of a look in camp and was quickly sent to his junior team.
Last year, Tippett was out of junior options and was one of the Panthers’ final cuts of camp. The Panthers felt Tippett’s game needed some maturity, something they thought he would find with their AHL team in Springfield.
Well, here we are for Tippett’s fourth go-round at Florida’s training camp.
He isn’t going anywhere, not this time.