Adam Clendening (born October 26, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for 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.
Clendening with the Penguins in October 2015
October 26, 1992|
Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets|
New York Rangers
36th overall, 2011|
- 1 Playing career
- 2 Career statistics
- 3 Awards and honors
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Clendening was part of Team USA's gold-medal-winning team at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships. During the tournament he led all defensemen with 10 points, and tied for the lead among defensemen with 3 goals and 7 assists. His 10 points ranked 6th among all players in the tournament, and his 7 assists ranked 4th. He was named as one of the defensemen to the tournament all-star team and as one of Team USA's 3 top players.
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. Clendening spent the majority of his time with the club with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford Icehogs.
On January 29, 2015, the Blackhawks traded Clendening to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Gustav Forsling. Clendening finished out the season appearing in 17 games for the Canucks, as well as 11 games for the Utica Comets.
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. 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 OilersEdit
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. 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. 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 RangersEdit
Arizona Coyotes and return to ChicagoEdit
On July 1, 2017, Clendening signed a one-year, one-way contract as a free agent with the Arizona Coyotes. 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. He was immediately assigned to play out the remainder of the season with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL.
Columbus Blue JacketsEdit
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. He began the 2018–19 season on the Blue Jackets opening night roster, featuring in 4 games before he was placed on waivers and reassigned to AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters. Leading the Monsters blueline in scoring, Clendening posted 4 goals and 37 points in 45 games, before he was recalled by Columbus to add depth for the playoffs. He made his NHL playoff debut with the Blue Jackets, appearing in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He went on to collect an assist in 7 games before ending his season in the Conference Semifinals to the Boston Bruins.
On June 25, 2019, Clendening was re-signed to a two-year $1.4 million contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New York Rangers||NHL||31||2||9||11||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||7||0||1||1||2|
|Representing United States|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|2009 United States|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2010–11|||
|All-Hockey East First Team||2011–12|
|Second All-Star Team||2012–13|
|First All-Star Team||2013–14|||
|IIHF World U18 Championships All-Star Team||2010|||
|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|
- Connolly, John (June 26, 2011). "A parade of Terriers". Boston Herald. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- Sowa, Jeff (April 14, 2008). "Clendening writing his own ticket". Niagara Gazette. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
- "IIHF World U18 Championship Team USA Roster" (PDF). IIHF. April 12, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "IIHF World U18 Championship Defensemen Scoring Leaders" (PDF). IIHF. April 23, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "IIHF World U18 Championship Scoring Leaders" (PDF). IIHF. April 23, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships[circular reference]
- "IIHF World U18 Championship Best Players of Each Team" (PDF). IIHF. April 23, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2011.[permanent dead link]
- "Adam Clendening scores first NHL goal in Blackhawks debut". Comcast SportsNet Chicago. November 20, 2014. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
- "Blackhawks acquire Forsling for Clendening". Chicago Blackhawks. nhl.com. January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "Canucks acquire Sutter & 3rd rounder from Pens". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
- "Ducks acquire Perron and Clendening from Pittsburgh for Hagelin". Anaheim Ducks. January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
- "Edmonton Oilers claim defenceman Adam Clendening off waivers from Anaheim". National Hockey League. January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
- "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.
- "Coyotes sign Clendening to one-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
- "Blackhawks acquire Anthony Duclair from Coyotes in four player trade". The Globe and Mail. January 10, 2018. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
- "Columbus Blue Jackets sign Adam Clendening". Columbus Blue Jackets. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
- "Blue Jackets re-sign Clendening to two-year extension". Columbus Blue Jackets. June 25, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
- 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.
- "First, Second AHL All-Stars named". American Hockey League. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
- "Elite Prospects – Hockey Awards". eliteprospects.com.