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Canucks acquire Adam Clendening

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Adam Clendening from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Gustav Forsling.

Clendening, 22, has split the 2014.15 season with the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs. He collected two points (1-1-2) in four games with Chicago and 13 points (1-12-13) in 38 games with Rockford. In 2013.14 he was named an AHL First Team All-Star and, in 2012.13, was named a second team AHL All-Star and Rockford’s Rookie of the Year.

Prior to his professional career, Clendening played for Boston University. In his final year with Boston, he shared the lead among Hockey East defensemen with a career high 33 points (4-29-33) in 38 games with the Terriers. He was also named a Hockey East First Team All-Star and was one of two sophomores selected to the All-New England Division I All Star-Team.

On the international stage, Clendening was a member of Team USA at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships. He led defencemen in scoring at the tournament with 10 points (3-7-10), was named to the tournament all star team and won a gold medal. The 6’0”, 190-pound defenceman also won gold at the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

The Niagara Falls, New York native was originally selected by Chicago in the second round, 36th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2007-2008 Toronto Marlboros-GTHL 60 8 42 50 116
2008-2009 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-NAHL 34 0 9 9 14 38 0 0 0
2008-2009 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-U-17 15 1 5 6 18
2008-2009 U.S. Nat'l Team Dev. Program-U-18 13 1 5 6 14
2008-2009 United States-WJ18-A 7 0 2 2 4 4 0 0 0
2009-2010 U.S. National Team Development Program-USHL 26 4 13 17 16 44 1 0 1
2009-2010 U.S. National Team Development Program-U-18 39 10 22 32 76
2009-2010 United States-WJ18-A 7 3 7 10 9 4 0 0 0
2010-2011 Boston University Terriers-H-East 39 5 21 26 80 1 0 1
2011-2012 Boston University Terriers-H-East 38 4 29 33 64 2 0 1
2011-2012 United States-WJC-A 6 1 4 5 2 6 0 0 0
2012-2013 Rockford IceHogs-AHL 73 9 37 46 17 67 6 0 0 136 6.6
2013-2014 Rockford IceHogs-AHL 74 12 47 59 5 64 3 1 2 213 5.6
2014-2015 Blackhawks 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 50.0
NHL Totals 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 50.0
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