Connor Clifton

Boston Bruins
Photo courtesy of www.providencebruins.com

Fantasy Summary

Small but aggressive, right-handed defenseman who is not afraid to take the body; backs down from nobody.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 28, 1995
Height 5‘11”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 5; Overall: 133

Observations

June 2018 – Originally drafted in the fifth round in 2013 by Arizona, the two sides could not come to a contract agreement and Clifton was instead signed to an AHL deal with the Providence Bruins in 2017. Prior to joining the P-Bruins he spent four years playing for Quinnipiac University. Clifton enjoyed some offensive success in his final two seasons of NCAA competition, including a 28 point campaign in 43 games in 2015-2016. But it is his aggressive play style that will most likely get him to the NHL. After a less that stellar start to the season, Clifton’s play and consistency improved all season and he turned his AHL deal into a two-year ELC with the spoked B in Boston. Connor backs down from nobody, despite his size, and loves to throw the body. He plays aggressively without the puck and attacks the zone when he possesses it. There is offensive potential with Connor, but his smooth skating and aggressive style is what will most likely get him a call-up; possibly as early as next season. Sid Osmond


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 New Jersey Jr. Titans Bantam Min AYMBHL 32 15 11 26 92 |          
 2009-2010 Christian Brothers Academy|NY-A| USHS-NY - 6 8 14 - |          
  New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 33 2 10 12 59 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2010-2011 New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 36 4 14 18 95 | Playoffs 7 2 2 4 10 
 2011-2012 New Jersey Hitmen EJHL 28 1 11 12 46 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 15 
  New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 4 0 1 1 0 |          
  USNTDP Juniors USHL 8 1 0 1 16 |          
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 12 1 1 2 24 |          
 2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 3 6 9 90 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 66 8 15 23 114 |          
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 1 0 1 2 |          
 2013-2014 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 36 5 4 9 106 |          
 2014-2015 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 38 0 5 5 54 |          
 2015-2016 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 43 7 21 28 42 |          
 2016-2017 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 39 7 7 14 82 |          
 2017-2018 Providence Bruins AHL 54 4 9 13 35 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
 2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 19 0 1 1 15 | Playoffs 18 2 3 5 16 
  Providence Bruins AHL 53 6 21 27 52 |          
 2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL - - - - - |          

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