Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

Adam Clendening

55,596pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Adam Clendening
Clendening Rangers 2016.jpg
Born October 26 1992 (1992-10-26) (age 24),
Niagara Falls, New York
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
New York Rangers
Chicago Blackhawks
Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 36th overall, 2011
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2012–present

Adam Clendening (born October 26, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the New York Rangers 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 careerEdit

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]

He 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] On January 29, 2015, the Blackhawks traded Clendening to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Gustav Forsling.[9]

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. He posted 1 assist in 9 games with Pittsburgh before he was again included in a trade, alongside David Perron to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Carl Hagelin on January 16, 2016.[11] He was put on waivers and claimed by the Edmonton Oilers two weeks later, on January 27, 2016.[12] This marked the fifth organization Clendening would join within the year, though he never actually played for the Anaheim Ducks organization.

On July 1, 2016, Clendening signed as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Rangers.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    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
NHL totals 50 2 9 11 30
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States of America
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championships
Gold 2009 United States
Gold 2010 Belarus

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon 7 0 2 2 4
2010 United States WJC18 Gold medal icon 7 3 7 10 4
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 1 4 5 6
Junior totals 20 4 13 17 14

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2010–11 [14]
All-Hockey East First Team 2011–12
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2012–13
First All-Star Team 2013–14 [15]
International
IIHF World U18 Championships All-Star Team 2010 [16]
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. Connolly, John (June 26, 2011). A parade of Terriers. Boston Herald. Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  2. Sowa, Jeff (April 14, 2008). Clendening writing his own ticket. Niagara Gazette. Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  3. IIHF World U18 Championship Team USA Roster. IIHF (April 12, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  4. IIHF World U18 Championship Defensemen Scoring Leaders. IIHF (April 23, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  5. IIHF World U18 Championship Scoring Leaders. IIHF (April 23, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  6. 2010 IIHF World U18 ChampionshipsTemplate:Better source
  7. IIHF World U18 Championship Best Players of Each Team. IIHF (April 23, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
  8. "Adam Clendening scores first NHL goal in Blackhawks debut", Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 2014-11-20. Retrieved on 2014-11-21. 
  9. "Blackhawks acquire Forsling for Clendening", Chicago Blackhawks, nhl.com, 2015-01-29. Retrieved on 2015-01-30. 
  10. Canucks acquire Sutter & 3rd rounder from Pens. Retrieved on July 28, 2015.
  11. Ducks acquire Perron and Clendening from Pittsburgh for Hagelin. Anaheim Ducks (2016-01-15). Retrieved on 2016-01-16.
  12. Edmonton Oilers claim defenceman Adam Clendening off waivers from Anaheim. National Hockey League (2016-01-27). Retrieved on 2016-01-27.
  13. Rangers come to terms with Adam Clendening. New York Rangers (2016-07-01). Retrieved on 2016-07-01.
  14. McLaughlin, Scott (March 16, 2011). The Boston Hockey Blog: Charlie Coyle, Adam Clendening named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team. thebostonhockeyblog.blogspot.com.
  15. First, Second AHL All-Stars named. American Hockey League (2014-04-10). Retrieved on 2014-04-02.
  16. Elite Prospects – Hockey Awards. eliteprospects.com.

External linksEdit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.