Coyotes Sign Clendening to One-Year Contract
Adam Clendening joins Arizona's mix of defensemenby Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes / Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Adam Clendening to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We are pleased to add Adam to our blueline," said Chayka. "He's a young, right-handed shot defenseman who moves the puck well and has good offensive instincts. He will be a good addition to our team."
The 24-year-old Clendening registered 2-9-11, a plus-three rating and 17 penalty minutes (PIM) in 31 games with the N.Y. Rangers last season. The 6-foot, 196-pound native of Niagara Falls, New York has recorded 4-18-22, a plus-11 rating and 47 PIM in 81 career NHL games with the Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks.
Clendening was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round (36th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.