Connor Clifton

age29
posD
shotr
h5'11"
w190lbs
BirthdateApr 28, 1995
Undrafted

Current Contract

Cap Hit
$3,333,333$3.33M
Year 2 of 3
23/24
24/25
25/26
Accumulated Hit
$0$0K | 0%
Expiry Status
UFA 2026 age 31

2023-24 Stats

Regular Season
GP79
G4
A14
P18
PPG0.23
PIM88
EV TOI/GM 14.34
G60 0.16
P60 0.91
GF% 53.90
DFF% 48.10
REL DFF% -1.40
CF% 49.20
REL CF% -2.30

Connor Clifton Updates

Mar 24 2024

Clifton scored an empty-net goal to seal Sunday's 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Dec 22 2023

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

Clifton notched an assist, three hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

Dec 12 2023

Clifton posted two assists in Monday's 5-2 home win against the Coyotes.

Nov 2 2023

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

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

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

Clifton has a team-leading 16 hits through five games this season.

Jul 1 2023

Clifton signed a three-year, $10 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Jul 1 2023 | Buffalo Sabres
Standard | 3 yrs
$10,000,000
Cap Hit
$3,333,333

Eric Quinlan & Nicholas Martino | Forward Hockey

Mar 24 2023

Clifton recorded two assists in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Mar 13 2023

Clifton recorded an assist in Sunday's 5-3 defeat to Detroit.

Dec 11 2022

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

Clifton scored a goal and drew an assist during Sunday's 5-2 victory over the visiting Canucks.

Oct 17 2022

Clifton picked up two assists in Monday's 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

Mar 22 2022

Clifton scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Jul 1 2019 | Buffalo Sabres
Standard | 3 yrs
$3,000,000
Cap Hit
$1,000,000

Eric Quinlan & Nicholas Martino | Forward Hockey

May 3 2018 | Buffalo Sabres
Entry Level | 2 yrs
$1,450,000
Cap Hit
$725,000

Alexander Schall | r4pa

Profile

UFA Year 2022
ELC Year 23
Waivers Age 23
Nationality USA
Est Career Earnings
$11,116,667
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Career Stats By Contract

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2023-2026 Standard Contract
3yrs
value$10,000,000$10.00M
cap hit$3,333,333$3.33M
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Signed On Jul 1 2023
Signed On Jul 1 2023
Signing Status
UFA
age 28
% Cap Contract Start 3.99%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2023-24
Buy Out
2024-25
Buy Out
2025-26
2026
Cap Hit $3,333,334$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M
UFA
31yrs
AAV $3,333,334$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M
Base $3,333,334$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M
Performance Bonuses - - -
Signing Bonuses - - -
Total Salary $3,333,334$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M
Minors Salary $3,333,334$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M $3,333,333$3.33M
Clauses
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-
-
UFA Year

2020-2023 Standard Contract
3yrs
value$3,000,000$3.00M
cap hit$1,000,000$1.00M
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Signed By
Signed On Jul 1 2019
Signed On Jul 1 2019
Signing Status
RFA
age 24
% Cap Contract Start 1.23%
Abbreviated $Amounts
2020-21
2021-22
2022-23
2023
Cap Hit $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M
UFA
28yrs
AAV $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M
Base $900,000$900K $900,000$900K $900,000$900K
Performance Bonuses - - -
Signing Bonuses $100,000$100K $100,000$100K $100,000$100K
Total Salary $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M
Minors Salary $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M $1,000,000$1.00M
Clauses
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-
-
UFA Year

2018-2020 Entry Level Contract
2yrs
value$1,450,000$1.45M
cap hit$725,000$725K
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Signed By
Signed On May 3 2018
Signing Agent Alexander Schall
Signed On May 3 2018
Signing Status age 23
% Cap Contract Start 0.91%
Arbitration Eligible
Abbreviated $Amounts
2018-19
2019-20
2020
Cap Hit $725,000$725K $725,000$725K
RFA
25yrs
AAV $735,000$735K $735,000$735K
Base $650,000$650K $700,000$700K
Performance Bonuses - $20,000$20K
Signing Bonuses $50,000$50K $50,000$50K
Total Salary $700,000$700K $750,000$750K
Minors Salary $70,000$70K $70,000$70K
Clauses
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UFA Year

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Connor Clifton
age29
posD
shotr
h5'11"
w190lbs
Cap Hit
$3,333,333
Year 2 of 3
23/24
24/25
25/26
Accumulated Hit
$0$0K | 0%
Expiry Status
UFA 2026 age 31
Expiry Status
UFA 2026 (Age 31)
Signing Agent
Eric Quinlan & Nicholas Martino
2023-24
Regular Season
gp79
g4
a14
pts18
Draft
Undrafted
UFA Year
2022
Birthdate
Apr 28, 1995
Nationality
USA