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Adam Clendening
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Born October 26, 1992 (1992-10-26) (age 26)
Niagara Falls, New York
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Chicago Blackhawks
Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team Flag of the United States.svg United States
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 Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected 36th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

Prior to his professional career, Adam played for Boston University and he played hockey in Canada for the Toronto Marlboros' AAA junior team. He was part of Team USA's gold medal winning team at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

During the tournament, Adam 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.

Adam 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 him to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Gustav Forsling.

On July 28, 2015, Adam (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.

Adam 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.

Adam was put on waivers and claimed by the Edmonton Oilers two weeks later on January 27, 2016, marking the fifth organization he would join within the year, though he never actually played for the Anaheim Ducks organization.

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
NHL totals 30 1 4 5 20
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States.svg United States
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 Template:Goca 7 0 2 2 4
2010 United States WJC18 Template:Goca 7 3 7 10 4
2012 United States WJC 7th 6 1 4 5 6
Junior totals 20 4 13 17 14

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2010–11
All-Hockey East First Team 2011–12
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2012–13
First All-Star Team 2013–14
International
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