2017 NHL Draft
Mississauga Steelheads (OHL)
Steve Kournianos | 05/05/2017 | New York |
Position: Right Wing
Height/Weight: 6’0, 200 lbs
Born: February 16, 1999 | Peterborough, ON
The Draft Analyst Ranking:
Rugged goal scorer with a lethal shot who produced one of the best wire-to-wire seasons of any 2017 draft prospect. A power forward who can skate extremely well and has tremendous balance and agility, Tippett led the Steelheads with 44 goals and 284 shots. He’s a tenacious goal scorer with a strong desire to succeed. Tippett has an excellent shot and bullies his way into any scoring area to get his stick on the puck. He’s certainly benefitted from flanking a high-end playmaker like Mike McLeod, but he takes a never-say-die approach to every shift and proved to be a low-maintenance goal scorer as the season progressed.