Adam Clendening

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Adam Clendening
Adam Clendening 2015-10-28.JPG
Clendening with the Penguins in October 2015
Born (1992-10-26) October 26, 1992 (age 25)
Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Chicago Blackhawks
Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 36th overall, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2012–present

Adam Clendening (born October 26, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing under contract to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Clendening was raised in Wheatfield, New York. He was selected 36th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Prior to his professional career, he played for Boston University, and played hockey in Canada for the Toronto Marlboros' AAA junior team.[2]

Clendening was part of Team USA's gold-medal-winning team at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] During the tournament he led all defensemen with 10 points, and tied for the lead among defensemen with 3 goals and 7 assists.[4] His 10 points ranked 6th among all players in the tournament, and his 7 assists ranked 4th.[5] He was named as one of the defensemen to the tournament all-star team and as one of Team USA's 3 top players.[6][7]

Clendening with the Canucks in February 2015

Professional[edit]

Chicago Blackhawks[edit]

Clendening made his NHL debut on November 20, 2014 and scored his first NHL goal on his first shot against Jonas Hiller of the Calgary Flames.[8] Clendening spent the majority of his time with the club with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford Icehogs.

Vancouver Canucks[edit]

On January 29, 2015, the Blackhawks traded Clendening to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Gustav Forsling.[9] Clendening finished out the season appearing in 17 games for the Canucks, as well as 11 games for the Utica Comets.

Pittsburgh Penguins[edit]

On July 28, 2015, Clendening, along with Nick Bonino and a 2nd-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft were traded from the Canucks to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Brandon Sutter and a 3rd-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.[10] Clendening made the Penguins roster to open the 2015–16 season, and would appear in 9 games for the club, as well as 6 for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers[edit]

On January 16, 2016, Clendening was included in yet another trade, being sent to the Anaheim Ducks alongside David Perron in exchange for Carl Hagelin.[11] However, Clendening's time with the Ducks was short-lived, as he was claimed off waivers by the Edmonton Oilers two weeks later on January 27.[12] This marked the fifth organization Clendening would join within the year, though he never actually played a game whilst with the Ducks. Clendening skated in 20 games for the Oilers, recording 1 goal and 6 points.

New York Rangers[edit]

On July 1, 2016, Clendening signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers.[13] Clendening appeared in 31 games for the Rangers, scoring 11 points.

Arizona Coyotes and return to Chicago[edit]

On July 1, 2017, Clendening signed a one-year, one-way contract as a free agent with the Arizona Coyotes.[14] Having made the Coyotes opening night roster for the 2017–18 season, Clendening only appeared in 5 games for the team before he was placed on waivers and reassigned to play 21 games for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL.

On January 10, 2018, Clendening, alongside Anthony Duclair was traded to the Blackhawks in exchange for Richard Pánik and Laurent Dauphin, returning to Chicago for a second stint.[15] He was immediately assigned to play out the remainder of the season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.

Columbus Blue Jackets[edit]

As a free agent from the Blackhawks, Clendening left to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 1, 2018.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 U.S. National Under-18 Team USHL 57 1 13 14 56
2009–10 U.S. National Under-18 Team USHL 26 4 13 17 44
2010–11 Boston University HE 39 5 21 26 80
2011–12 Boston University HE 38 4 29 33 64
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 73 9 37 46 67
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 74 12 47 59 64
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 38 1 12 13 20
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 1 1 2 2
2014–15 Vancouver Canucks NHL 17 0 2 2 8
2014–15 Utica Comets AHL 11 1 4 5 28 23 3 5 8 26
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 0 1 1 10
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 6 0 3 3 0
2015–16 Edmonton Oilers NHL 20 1 5 6 10
2016–17 New York Rangers NHL 31 2 9 11 17
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 5 0 2 2 2
2017–18 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 21 1 4 5 40
2017–18 Rockford IceHogs AHL 38 4 26 30 48 13 1 13 14 8
NHL totals 86 4 20 24 49
Medal record
Representing  United States
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 2009 United States
Gold medal – first place 2010 Belarus

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 0 2 2 4
2010 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 3 7 10 4
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 1 4 5 6
Junior totals 20 4 13 17 14

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2010–11 [17]
All-Hockey East First Team 2011–12
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2012–13
First All-Star Team 2013–14 [18]
International
IIHF World U18 Championships All-Star Team 2010 [19]
IIHF World U18 Championships Best Plus/Minus 2010
IIHF World U18 Championships Most Points by Defenseman 2010
IIHF World U18 Championships Top 3 Player on Team 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, John (June 26, 2011). "A parade of Terriers". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  2. ^ Sowa, Jeff (April 14, 2008). "Clendening writing his own ticket". Niagara Gazette. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  3. ^ "IIHF World U18 Championship Team USA Roster" (PDF). IIHF. April 12, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  4. ^ "IIHF World U18 Championship Defensemen Scoring Leaders" (PDF). IIHF. April 23, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  5. ^ "IIHF World U18 Championship Scoring Leaders" (PDF). IIHF. April 23, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  6. ^ 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships[better source needed]
  7. ^ "IIHF World U18 Championship Best Players of Each Team" (PDF). IIHF. April 23, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  8. ^ "Adam Clendening scores first NHL goal in Blackhawks debut". Comcast SportsNet Chicago. 2014-11-20. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  9. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Forsling for Clendening". Chicago Blackhawks. nhl.com. 2015-01-29. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  10. ^ "Canucks acquire Sutter & 3rd rounder from Pens". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  11. ^ "Ducks acquire Perron and Clendening from Pittsburgh for Hagelin". Anaheim Ducks. 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
  12. ^ "Edmonton Oilers claim defenceman Adam Clendening off waivers from Anaheim". National Hockey League. 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  13. ^ "Rangers come to terms with Adam Clendening". New York Rangers. July 1, 2016. Archived from the original on July 8, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  14. ^ "Coyotes sign Clendening to one-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  15. ^ "Blackhawks acquire Anthony Duclair from Coyotes in four player trade". The Globe and Mail. 2018-01-10. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  16. ^ "Columbus Blue Jackets sign Adam Clendening". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  17. ^ McLaughlin, Scott (March 16, 2011). "The Boston Hockey Blog: Charlie Coyle, Adam Clendening named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team". thebostonhockeyblog.blogspot.com. Archived from the original on August 25, 2011.
  18. ^ "First, Second AHL All-Stars named". American Hockey League. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  19. ^ "Elite Prospects – Hockey Awards". eliteprospects.com.

External links[edit]