Blue Jackets Assign D Adam Clendening to Cleveland
The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Adam Clendening to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Clendening, 26, made the Blue Jackets out of training camp and has registered three shots and a +1 plus/minus rating in four games with the club this season. Signed by Columbus as a free agent to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract on July 1, 2018, he has tallied 4-20-24, 49 penalty minutes and a +11 plus/minus rating in 90 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks.
The native of Niagara Falls, New York ranks sixth among AHL defensemen in penalty minutes and seventh-T in assists and leads Monsters blueliners in assists, points, penalty minutes and plus/minus rating with 3-25-28, 88 penalty minutes and a +11 plus/minus rating in 33 contests this season. He has totaled 31-158-189, 355 penalty minutes and a +42 plus/minus rating in 294 career AHL games from 2012-19. The 6-0, 194-pound defenseman was selected by Chicago in the second round, 36th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.