Tim Clifton

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

Clifton’s stretch run stint with the Barracuda will give the first indication of what the Sharks have, but he projects at best to a bottom-six role. Zach DeVine


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 22, 1992
Height 6‘01”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

June 2018 – Clifton wrapped up his first full season as a pro with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, where he posted two goals and seven assists for nine points in 36 games. The 26-year-old two-way center played primarily in a bottom six role. Despite displaying some scoring ability in the NCAA, expectations should be tempered. At his age, Clifton is a long shot to make the NHL and likely won’t be fantasy relevant if he does. Chris Legg

 

March 2017 – The San Jose Sharks went back to the NCAA ranks and signed undrafted free-agent Tim Clifton from Quinnipiac University. Clifton has a reputation as a two-way center that has worked his way all the way through his four years in college to round out his game and the hard work has paid off. Clifton has played in the NCAA tournament three of his four years (this year being the exception) and was the team’s leading scorer during the 2015-16 campaign that made it to the national championship game where the Bobcats fell to the University of North Dakota 5-1, with Clifton scoring the lone goal for Quinnipiac. The Sharks signed Clifton to a two-year deal. He will join the San Jose Barracuda for the stretch run and add depth for the Barracuda. Zachary DeVine


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 New Jersey Jr. Titans MetJHL 38 24 23 47 27 | Playoffs 8 5 3 8
 2009-2010 New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 36 25 45 70 38 | Playoffs 4 4 0 4 18 
 2010-2011 New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 2 3 0 3 6 |          
  New Jersey Hitmen EJHL 38 25 24 49 16 | Playoffs 8 3 4 7
 2011-2012 New Jersey Hitmen EJHL 39 14 30 44 37 | Playoffs 6 3 6 9
 2012-2013 New Jersey Hitmen EJHL 40 30 32 62 32 | Playoffs 3 2 2 4
 2013-2014 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 40 3 7 10 35 |          
 2014-2015 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 37 9 8 17 45 |          
 2015-2016 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 39 19 24 43 56 |          
 2016-2017 Quinnipiac Univ. NCAA 39 13 12 25 44 |          
  San Jose Barracuda AHL 8 0 0 0 0 |          
 2017-2018 San Jose Barracuda AHL 36 2 7 9 9 |          
 2018-2019 San Jose Barracuda AHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          

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