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, has registered three shots and a +1 plus/minus rating in four games with the Blue Jackets this season. Signed by Columbus as a free agent to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract on July 1, 2018, he has collected 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 Niagara Falls, New York native ranks eighth among AHL defensemen in assists (tied) and penalty minutes and leads the Monsters in assists, penalty minutes and plus/minus rating with 4-32-36, 98 penalty minutes and a +17 plus/minus rating in 43 appearances this season. He has registered 32-165-197, 365 penalty minutes and a +48 plus/minus rating in 304 career AHL games from 2012-19. The 6-0, 194-pound blueliner was selected by Chicago in the second round, 36th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft.