BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 15, that the team has recalled defenseman Connor Clifton from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis.
Clifton, 23, has skated in 14 games with Providence this season, tallying four assists with a plus-four rating (third on team).
He played in 54 games with the Providence Bruins in 2017-18, tallying four goals and nine assists for 13 points with 35 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating. The rookie blueliner ranked fifth on the team in plus/minus and third among the team's defensemen in scoring.
Prior to turning pro, Clifton played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Quinnipiac University from 2013-17. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder served as the team's captain as a senior in 2016-17, totaling seven goals and seven assists for 14 points with 82 penalty minutes. He established career highs in all offensive categories as a junior in 2015-16, recording seven goals and 21 assists for 28 points with a plus-20 rating. In his four-year career, Clifton appeared in 156 NCAA games, posting 19 goals and 37 assists for 56 points with 284 penalty minutes and a plus-39 rating.
Clifton was originally selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the fifth round (133th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The Matawan, New Jersey native was signed by the Bruins to a two-year NHL contract with an annual cap hit of $725,000 this offseason.