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Blue Jackets Recall D Adam Clendening, Assign F Kole Sherwood to Cleveland

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Veteran defenseman posted 3-25-28 in 33 appearances for Cleveland this year, rookie forward returns to Monsters following NHL debut for Blue Jackets

The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters announced Tuesday that the team’s NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, recalled defenseman Adam Clendening from Cleveland and assigned forward Kole Sherwood to the Monsters.

A 6’0”, 196 lb., right-handed native of Niagara Falls, NY, Clendening, 26, was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (36th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. In four appearances for Columbus this season, Clendening posted a +1 rating. In 90 career NHL appearances for Columbus, Chicago, the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes spanning parts of four seasons from 2014-18, Clendening supplied 4-20-24 with 42 penalty minutes and a +11 rating.

In 33 appearances for Cleveland this season, Clendening supplied 3-25-28 with a team-high 88 penalty minutes and a +11 rating. In 294 career AHL appearances for the Rockford IceHogs, Utica Comets, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Tucson Roadrunners and the Monsters spanning parts of six seasons from 2012-19, Clendening contributed 31-158-189 with 355 penalty minutes and a +42 rating. Clendening competed in the 2012-13 AHL All-Star Game and was named to the 2013-14 AHL First All-Star Team and the 2012-13 AHL Second All-Star Team.

Prior to his professional career, Clendening notched 9-50-59 with 144 penalty minutes and a +19 rating in 77 NCAA appearances for Boston University spanning two seasons from 2010-12 and added 4-13-17 with 44 penalty minutes and a +16 rating in 26 USHL appearances for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program during the 2009-10 season. Clendening additionally competed for Team USA at the 2012 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships.

In two appearances for the Blue Jackets this season, the first action of his NHL career, Sherwood posted a +1 rating becoming the first Columbus-area native to compete for the club in franchise history. In 34 appearances for Cleveland this season, Sherwood contributed 11-3-14 with 42 penalty minutes and a -4 rating and added 1-0-1 with four penalty minutes and a +2 rating in three ECHL appearances for the Jacksonville IceMen.

A 6’1”, 202 lb. right-handed native of New Albany, OH, Sherwood, 22, contributed 11-3-14 with 44 penalty minutes and a -4 rating in 36 career AHL appearances for Cleveland spanning parts of the 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons. Prior to his professional career, Sherwood tallied 75-104-179 with 169 penalty minutes and a +33 rating in 180 OHL appearances for the London Knights, Flint Firebirds and Kitchener Rangers spanning three seasons from 2015-18 and helped London claim the 2015-16 OHL Championship. In three appearences for the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms during the 2014-15 campaign, Sherwood notched 1-1-2 with a +2 rating.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Wednesday road clash vs. the Rochester Americans with full coverage, live from Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, underway at 7:00 pm on Alt 99.1, AHLTV and the Monsters Hockey Network.