The following article was posted on www.stamfordadvocate.com on Monday, July 1 featuring former Quinnipiac University standout Connor Clifton.
By Chip Malafronte.
Cliffy Hockey will remain in Boston.
Connor Clifton, a former Quinnipiac standout, signed a three-year contract extension with the Boston Bruins, according to multiple reports.
He had a year remaining at $725,000 on his two-year deal with the Bruins, signed in May 2018. The extension is reportedly worth more than $3 million.
Clifton, 24, made his NHL debut in November after being called up from Providence due to a rash of injuries in Boston. Sent back to the AHL in December, he returned in March and became an integral part of the Bruins’ defensive rotation. His physical brand of play made him popular in the locker room and with the fan base, earning him the nickname “Cliffy Hockey”.
This spring he appeared in 18 playoff games and scored two goals and three assists. He played in six of the seven games against St. Louis in the Stanley Cup final, becoming the first Quinnipiac alum to advance that far in the NHL playoffs. He scored a goal in Game 1 and assisted in Game 3, but was a healthy scratch in the decisive Game 7.
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