Bruins Chalkboard: How Connor Clifton's Hockey Sense Is Effective
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“Cliffy Hockey” as they call will be returning to Boston as the Bruins have signed defenseman Connor Clifton to a three-year contract extension worth $3 million. Clifton, 23, is entering the final year of his entry-level contract that will pay him $725k and will now have the stability of a new contract that will keep him with the Bruins until 2023.

Clifton was a depth defenseman for the Bruins this past season as the Bruins made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, falling one victory short. Even though Clifton only appeared in 19 regular season games, he made an impact once the Stanley Cup Playoffs started as the Bruins dealt with an injury to Kevan Miller.

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Jim is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michaels College who is currently writing the NHL Notebooks, Behind Enemy Lines, and Daily Links segments for Murphys Hockey Law and Boston Hockey Now an affiliate of National Hockey Now. Jim has a passion for the game of hockey as one coach put it "he is the student of the game. When Jim is not writing he can be found at the local rinks playing or being a referee. Throughout his time in the game, Jim coaches a local high school team in New Jersey. In addition, he broadcasted several New Jersey Junior Rockets games for the Eastern Hockey League. Reach him on Twitter: @JimBiringer

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