Connor Clifton
Connor Clifton
24-Year-Old DefensemanD
Boston Bruins
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Clifton was originally a fifth-round draft pick by the Coyotes in 2013, but after not signing with Arizona, he ended up joining AHL Providence in August of 2017. The Quinnipiac product's efforts there resulted in him inking a deal with the big club, and then injuries led to the 24-year-old earning an NHL promotion this past season. Over 19 regular-season contests with Boston, Clifton logged just one helper, but in the process, he played well enough to establish himself as a valuable member of the team's blue-line rotation. During the Bruins' postseason run, Clifton chipped in two goals and five points in 18 games and earned himself an extension, a move that gives him some financial security, while giving the team a solid blue-line piece at a team-friendly cap cost. Looking ahead, Clifton isn't a big fantasy factor, given that he doesn't see much power-play duty, but he is capable in the transition game and isn't rattled by the physical aspect of NHL duty, despite his 5-foot-11, 175-pound frame. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year extension with the Bruins, worth $3 million, in July of 2019.
Back in lineup
DBoston Bruins
March 9, 2020
Clifton (upper body) will return to the Bruins' lineup Tuesday night against the Flyers.
ANALYSIS
With both Brandon Carlo and Torey Krug sidelined by upper-body injuries, Clifton and John Moore are slated to be part of the team's blue-line mix Tuesday. Clifton, who last saw game action back on Dec. 29, checks back into the lineup with two goals and 12 PIM in 30 contests, numbers that keep him off the fantasy radar in formats that don't factor in his hits (85).
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    14:25
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:05
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:27
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
0:00
0:00
0:00
2018–19
17:42
0:03
0:38
2019–20
14:25
0:05
0:27
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Activated off IR
DBoston Bruins
March 7, 2020
The Bruins activated Clifton (upper body) off injured reserve Saturday.
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Not in lineup Tuesday
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
February 25, 2020
Clifton (upper body) is not slated to play Tuesday night against the Flames, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.
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Recalled from conditioning stint
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
February 23, 2020
The Bruins recalled Clifton (upper body) from his conditioning stint Sunday, freelance hockey writer Mark Divver reports.
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Loaned for conditioning
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
February 16, 2020
Clifton (upper body) was sent to AHL Providence for conditioning Sunday.
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Remains on shelf Saturday
DBoston Bruins
Upper Body
February 14, 2020
Clifton (upper body) won't be in action versus the Red Wings on Saturday, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
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