Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Adam Clendening
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 10/26/1992
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Niagara Falls, NY, USA
DRAFTED: CHI: 2011-36 overall

2011-12: Shared the league lead among blueliners and ranked fourth overall on the team with a career-most 33 points in 38 regular-season games with Boston University of Hockey East … Ranked third on the club and second among league defensemen with a career-high 29 assists  …  Ranked second among league defensemen with 15 power-play points (2G, 13A) … Ranked third on the club with 53 blocked shots and a collegiate career-most 116 shots on goal … Ranked fifth on the club with a collegiate career-best +11 plus/minus rating … Notched a collegiate career-high three assists on three occasions … Named a Hockey East First Team All-Star … Selected to the All-New England Division I All-Star team.

2010-11: Collected a team-high 21 assists and ranked fourth among all Hockey East defensemen with 26 points (5G, 21A) in 39 games during his freshman season at Boston University … Ranked second on the club with 104 penalty minutes … Tied for the club lead with a +8 rating … One of three team freshmen to appear in all 39 tilts … Tallied his first collegiate point on Oct. 8 vs. Wisconsin, recording one assist in his collegiate debut … Netted his first collegiate goal against New Hampshire on Nov. 20 … Notched a season-high two helpers five times during the campaign.

2009-10: Recorded 49 points (14G, 35A) in 65 contests with the United States National Team Development Program U-18 squad … Paced the club with 120 PIM and ranked second with 35 helpers … Tallied 17 points (4G, 13A) in 26 games with the United States Hockey League’s USNTDP … Registered 44 PIM and a +16 rating.

2008-09: Posted five points (G, 4A) in five tilts with the U.S. National U-17 team before being promoted to the U-18 squad … Recorded five points (G, 4A) and 18 PIM in 23 games with the U-18 team … Registered nine assists, 38 PIM and a +14 rating in 34 games with the North American Hockey League’s U-18 U.S. National team.  

International Career

Paced Team USA blueliners with five points (G, 4A) in six games at the 2012 U-20 World Junior Championship … Invited to USA Hockey’s 2011 National Junior Evaluation Camp … Named the top defenseman at the 2011 Six Nations Tournament … Helped lead Team USA to a gold medal at the 2010 U-18 World Junior Championship … Finished the tournament tied for the team lead with 10 points (3G, 7A) in seven games… Was named to the 2010 Media All-Star Team … Won the gold medal with Team USA at the 2009 World Under-18 Championship … Tallied two assists, four PIM and a +4 rating in seven games.