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Adam Clendening | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190

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Adam Clendening is finally getting his chance to play with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The defenseman was a healthy scratch for 15 of Pittsburgh's 16 games to start the season but he has been playing of late due to the injury to Olli Maatta. "He was very good," defense partner Ian Cole said. "It's always an adjustment, playing your first game, second game, to the pace, especially when you've been out of the lineup. I've had my share (of healthy scratches) a couple years ago, of being in and out of the lineup, and it's not an easy thing to do. It's one of the hardest." Clendening has some offensive upside but it may take a while to show as he has Kris Letang ahead of him offensively on the depth chart. Nov 21 - 8:52 AM

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Adam Clendening had an assist in a 4-3 victory over Minnesota Tuesday night.

It was just Clendening's second game of the season. He's serving as the Penguins' seventh defenseman and unless that changes, he won't have any fantasy value.
Nov 18 - 9:16 AM

Adam Clendening will see his second game of the season on Tuesday against the Wild.

Clendening was a late addition to the lineup that's in need of some scoring. He once scored 12 goals and 59 points for AHL Rockford, but that was in 2013-14, however Clendening has posted just three goals and 22 points since. It's difficult to get a read on his true talent.
Nov 17 - 7:22 PM

Adam Clendening is a healthy scratch again on Saturday.

Clendening is serving as the Penguins' seventh blueliner and has only played in one game as a result. Penguins coach Mike Johnston has expressed an interest in using him in the near future, but obviously that will have to wait.
Nov 14 - 7:20 PM

Adam Clendening has only played once this season.

The Penguins definitely have a seventh defenseman and his name is Adam Clendening. That being said, coach Mike Johnston wants to get him into a game soon. "He may get in here with three [games] in four [nights]," Johnston said. "Those are always times you look at that a little bit closer when you look at three in four nights. But we just didn’t want to force him back into the lineup if we thought our defense was doing a good job and they were in a rhythm as far as our pairs go. But it’s always something we discuss, for sure." Clendening has four penalty minutes in the one game played thus far.
Nov 14 - 7:29 AM

Adam Clendening and Kevin Porter will be scratched against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

Clendening has appeared in only one game this season skating for just slightly over 13 minutes and reeling off four penalty minutes. Clendening was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks at the end of July shortly after re-signing as a restricted free agent.
Oct 28 - 7:27 PM

Adam Clendening, Kevin Porter and Bobby Farnham will each sit out Saturday's til with Nashville.

Believe it or not, Farnham is the only one with a semblance of fantasy value due to his tendency to hit and fight. Unfortunately he's only seen three games thus far, therefore limiting his already limited value.
Oct 24 - 7:19 PM

Adam Clendening was called up from the minors on Thursday October 15.

Clendening had a plus-one rating and four penalty minutes in 13:16 minutes of ice time on Thursday. It was his 22nd career NHL game.
Oct 16 - 3:27 AM

Adam Clendening and and Tim Erixon will watch their Penguins take on the Canadiens on Tuesday night from the stands.

Unfortunately, there isn't much fantasy value to speak of here. Though Clendening does have a booming shot, so if he ever hooks on with Pittsburgh's power play - look out.
Source: Wes Crosby
Oct 13 - 7:19 PM

Adam Clendening, Kevin Porter and Tim Erixon are healthy scratches in Thursday's game against Dallas.

Clendening, 22, skated in 21 games with Vancouver and Chicago last season. None of these three players will have any fantasy value going forward.
Oct 8 - 8:52 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Adam Clendening from Vancouver.

Clendening had a goal and four points in 21 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks last season. He's excelled at the AHL level, but we don't anticipate him having much, if any, fantasy value in 2015-16.
Jul 28 - 11:51 AM

Adam Clendening has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Vancouver Canucks.

Clendening can earn $760,000 at the NHL level. He had a goal and four points in 21 games with Vancouver and Chicago in 2014-15.
Jul 10 - 12:50 PM

Adam Clendening has been returned to the AHL.

Clendening has a goal and four points in 21 games with Chicago and Vancouver this season. The Canucks acquired Clendening from the Blackhawks in January in exchange for Gustav Forsling.
Mar 25 - 3:46 PM

Adam Clendening and Brandon McMillan will be scratched against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night.

Through 16 games with the Canucks, Clendening has put up two points, eight penalty minutes, and 16 blocks. Neither player has much of any fantasy value at this time.
Mar 7 - 8:02 PM

Adam Clendening will be back on the blue line for the Canucks in Wednesday’s game versus the Blackhawks.

Wednesday will be Clendening’s first game against his former team who traded him earlier this year in exchange for Gustav Forsling. The 22-year-old defenseman has a goal and two assists in eight games this season and will be paired up with Ryan Stanton to form the third defensive pairing for Vancouver.
Source: CSN Chicago
Feb 11 - 7:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Eric Fehr
5Matt Cullen
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Sergei Plotnikov
3David Perron
4Beau Bennett
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Pascal Dupuis
4Daniel Sprong
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Ian Cole
4Ben Lovejoy
5Rob Scuderi
6Brian Dumoulin
7Adam Clendening
8David Warsofsky
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff