Future Watch: Connor Clifton Rookie Hockey Cards, BruinsFuture Watch: Connor Clifton Rookie Hockey Cards, Bruins Connor Clifton was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes (now Arizona). The Bruins eventually signed him to a two-year contract in 2018 but it all started to heat up at Quinnipiac University.

Some forget Clifton played a season with the NTDP back in 2013. Jack Eichel (Sabres) played on that team so the talent was always there.

In 2013-14, he played in 35 games, but his most notable contribution was his 106 penalty minutes. As a 5-11 player, he’s not an enforcer type so he had to take that out of his game.

In 2014-15, he halted that, but his offensive game was still stalled. In 2015-16, the team was going great and in 43 games he had seven goals and 28 points. He made the All-Tournament team for the Frozen Four, the Bobcats made it to the final game and lost. Quinnipiac was ECAC champs and Clifton was the MVP of that tournament.

In 2016-17, he was the captain of his team and had a 14-point season, seven goals and seven assists. Then he turned pro.

In 54 games for the Providence Bruins, he had four goals and nine assists and got some postseason experience.

He had a 19-game run in Boston in 2018-19 and played a lot in the NHL playoffs. He had five points in 18 games. It was a breakthrough season that saw him start in Providence.

Collectors can find his Young Guns rookie card in 2019-20 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey.  So far, that’s it.

Here’s a look at his goal in the 2019 Stanley Cup Final:

In his first 25 games of 2019-20, he has two goals. He still is fighting for more offensive opportunity, but the talent is there. He’s a guy worth watching as it looks like the Bruins could be gearing up for another run at the Stanley Cup.

Future Watch: Connor Clifton Rookie Hockey Cards, Bruins – Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
2018-19 23 BOS NHL 19 0 1 1 5 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 22 0.0 51 336 17:42 0 0 13 40 10 9
2019-20 24 BOS NHL 25 2 0 2 4 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 10.5 46 372 14:52 0 0 28 70 12 7
Career 2 yrs NHL 44 2 1 3 9 21 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 41 4.9 97 708 16:06 0 0 41 110 22 16
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/18/2019.

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