Connor Clifton

Buffalo Sabres logo
Age 28 Apr 28, 1995
Long Branch USA
Defense shoots right
5'11" 180 cm
190 lbs 86 kg
ELC Signing Age 23
Waivers Signing Age 23
UFA Year 2022
Agent Eric Quinlan & Nicholas Martino

Transaction History
Feb 24, 2024 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Dec 22, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton picked up two assists while adding four hits, two shots on net, a blocked shot and a plus-5 rating in Thursday's 9-3 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Dec 15, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton notched an assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Dec 12, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton posted two assists in Monday's 5-2 home win against the Arizona Coyotes.
Nov 2, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton is eligible to return to the lineup Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers after serving his two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey's Nico Hischier on Oct. 27.
Oct 28, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton has been suspended for two games following a check to the head of Nico Hischier in Friday's loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 27, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton will have a hearing Saturday after his check to the head on Nico Hischier in Friday's loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Oct 22, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton has a team-leading 16 hits through five games this season.
Jul 1, 2023 Buffalo Sabres | Connor Clifton | Clifton signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Mar 24, 2023 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton recorded two assists in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Mar 13, 2023 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton recorded an assist in Sunday's 5-3 defeat to Detroit.
Dec 11, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton produced an assist, seven hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Nov 13, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton scored a goal and drew an assist during Sunday's 5-2 victory over the visiting Canucks.
Oct 17, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton picked up two assists in Monday's 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.
Mar 22, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Mar 6, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton registered an assist in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Jan 17, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.
Jan 10, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday.
Jan 10, 2022 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton will not participate in Monday's contest with Washington due to "testing issues".
Sep 23, 2021 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton participated in Thursday's training camp practice, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Sep 6, 2021 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton tested positive for COVID-19 but is "doing well," Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Apr 19, 2021 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton set up a goal in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals.
Mar 2, 2021 Boston Bruins | Jarred Tinordi | Tinordi worked on the Boston Bruins' third defensive pairing along with Connor Clifton at Tuesday's practice.
Feb 21, 2021 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | Clifton notched a pair of assists, four blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jan 29, 2021 Boston Bruins | Connor Clifton | With Matt Grzelcyk dealing with another lower-body injury, Clifton is a candidate to re-enter the Boston Bruins' lineup Saturday night against the Washington Capitals, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jul 13, 2020 Philadelphia Flyers | Recalled D Yegor Zamula from Calgary (WHL).
Mar 7, 2020 Boston Bruins | Activated D Connor Clifton from injured reserve.
Feb 23, 2020 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Connor Clifton from Providence (AHL).
Feb 16, 2020 Boston Bruins | Loaned D Connor Clifton to Providence (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.
Oct 3, 2019 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Connor Clifton from Providence (AHL).
Oct 2, 2019 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Connor Clifton to Providence (AHL).
Sep 18, 2019 Philadelphia Flyers | Assigned D Yegor Zamula to Calgary (WHL).
Jul 1, 2019 Boston Bruins | Signed D Connor Clifton to a three-year, $3 million contract extension.
Mar 13, 2019 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Connor Clifton from Providence (AHL).
Dec 6, 2018 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Connor Clifton to Providence (AHL).
Nov 15, 2018 Boston Bruins | Recalled D Connor Clifton from Providence (AHL).
Sep 25, 2018 Boston Bruins | Assigned D Connor Clifton to Providence (AHL).
Sep 20, 2018 Philadelphia Flyers | Signed D Yegor Zamula to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Sep 20, 2018 Philadelphia Flyers | Assigned D Yegor Zamula to Calgary (WHL).
May 3, 2018 Boston Bruins | Signed D Connor Clifton to a two-year, $1.45 million contract.
2023-2024 Regular Season Stats

Connor Clifton
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres logo 55 1 11 12 6 60 799 53.60 49.20 -2.30 48.90 -3.50 0.08 0.90
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2008-2009 New Jersey Jr. Titans 13U AAA AYHL 13U 32 15 11 26 92
2009-2010 Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 33 2 10 12 59 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2009-2010 Christian Brothers Academy USHS-Prep 23 6 8 14 0
2010-2011 Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 36 4 14 18 95 Playoffs 7 2 2 4 0
2011-2012 USNTDP Juniors USHL 8 1 0 1 16
2011-2012 Jersey Hitmen EJHL 28 1 11 12 46 Playoffs 6 0 3 3 0
2011-2012 U.S. National U17 Team NTDP 12 1 1 2 24
2011-2012 Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 4 0 1 1 0 Playoffs 6 0 3 3 0
2012-2013 USNTDP Juniors USHL 25 3 6 9 90
2012-2013 USA U18 WJC-18 7 1 0 1 2
2012-2013 U.S. National U18 Team NTDP 66 8 15 23 114
2012-2013 USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 0 0 0 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 0
2018-2019 Providence Bruins AHL 53 6 21 27 52
2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 19 0 1 1 15 317 66.67 55.22 2.52 56.74 1.30 0.00 0.19 Playoffs 18 2 3 5 0
2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL 31 2 0 2 12 414 51.70 44.00 -8.40 44.70 -6.00 0.29 0.29 Playoffs 8 1 2 3 0
2019-2020 Providence Bruins AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Boston Bruins NHL 44 1 6 7 38 718 57.80 50.00 -4.50 50.00 -4.80 0.08 0.50 Playoffs 10 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Boston Bruins NHL 60 2 8 10 32 869 47.80 54.30 -4.20 53.50 -1.70 0.14 0.69 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
2022-2023 Boston Bruins NHL 78 5 18 23 60 1,237 58.80 49.80 -5.40 48.50 -3.80 0.19 0.97 Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0
2023-2024 Buffalo Sabres NHL 55 1 11 12 60 799 53.60 49.20 -2.30 48.90 -3.50 0.08 0.90
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Active Contract

Signing Team Buffalo Sabres logo
Signing Date July 1, 2023
Signing Status UFA
Agent Eric Quinlan & Nicholas Martino
Standard Contract | 3 Years $10,000,000 3.99% of cap space
2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cap Hit $3,333,334 $3,333,333 $3,333,333
UFA
AAV $3,333,334 $3,333,333 $3,333,333
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,333,334 $3,333,333 $3,333,333
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,333,334 $3,333,333 $3,333,333
Minors Salary $3,333,334 $3,333,333 $3,333,333
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date July 1, 2019
Signing Status RFA
Agent Eric Quinlan & Nicholas Martino
Standard Contract | 3 Years $3,000,000 1.23% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
UFA
AAV $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $900,000 $900,000 $900,000
Signing Bonuses $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Total Salary $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Minors Salary $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date May 3, 2018
Agent Alexander Schall
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,450,000 0.91% of cap space
2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $725,000 $725,000
RFA
AAV $735,000 $735,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $20,000
Base Salary $650,000 $700,000
Signing Bonuses $50,000 $50,000
Total Salary $700,000 $750,000
Minors Salary $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year