|Born||October 26 1992,|
Niagara Falls, New York
|6 ft 0 in (0 m)|
195 lb (88 kg; 13)
|New York Rangers|
|Ntl. team||United States of America|
|NHL Draft||36th overall, 2011|
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.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
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.
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. On January 29, 2015, the Blackhawks traded Clendening to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Gustav Forsling.
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. 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. He was put on waivers and claimed by the Edmonton Oilers two weeks later, on January 27, 2016. 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.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for United States of America|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
|Gold||2009 United States|
International[edit | edit source]
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
|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|
References[edit | edit source]
- Connolly, John (June 26, 2011). A parade of Terriers. Boston Herald. Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
- Sowa, Jeff (April 14, 2008). Clendening writing his own ticket. Niagara Gazette. Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
- IIHF World U18 Championship Team USA Roster. IIHF (April 12, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
- IIHF World U18 Championship Defensemen Scoring Leaders. IIHF (April 23, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
- IIHF World U18 Championship Scoring Leaders. IIHF (April 23, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
- 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships
- IIHF World U18 Championship Best Players of Each Team. IIHF (April 23, 2010). Retrieved on 2011-06-29.
- "Adam Clendening scores first NHL goal in Blackhawks debut", Comcast SportsNet Chicago, 2014-11-20. Retrieved on 2014-11-21.
- "Blackhawks acquire Forsling for Clendening", Chicago Blackhawks, nhl.com, 2015-01-29. Retrieved on 2015-01-30.
- Canucks acquire Sutter & 3rd rounder from Pens. Retrieved on July 28, 2015.
- Ducks acquire Perron and Clendening from Pittsburgh for Hagelin. Anaheim Ducks (2016-01-15). Retrieved on 2016-01-16.
- Edmonton Oilers claim defenceman Adam Clendening off waivers from Anaheim. National Hockey League (2016-01-27). Retrieved on 2016-01-27.
- Rangers come to terms with Adam Clendening. New York Rangers (2016-07-01). Retrieved on 2016-07-01.
- McLaughlin, Scott (March 16, 2011). The Boston Hockey Blog: Charlie Coyle, Adam Clendening named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team. thebostonhockeyblog.blogspot.com.
- First, Second AHL All-Stars named. American Hockey League (2014-04-10). Retrieved on 2014-04-02.
- Elite Prospects – Hockey Awards. eliteprospects.com.