Adam Clendening Named All-AHL

Rockford IceHogs defenseman Adam Clendening was named First Team All-AHL on Thursday.

Clendening, 21, was a Second Team selection last year, making him the first AHL defenseman to make a postseason All-Star Team in each of his first two pro seasons since Dan Boyle (1999-2000). He has 12 goals and 44 assists in 70 games, leading Rockford in scoring. His 44 assists ranks second among AHL defenseman.

4 thoughts on “Adam Clendening Named All-AHL

  • April 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    He’s a great player and has been since his first suited up for the Hogs. I would love for him to be in Rockford again next year but theres just no way. He’s too good. Congratulations to Clenny.

  • April 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    The beautiful thing is that Clendening is by far the youngest on the All-Star Team as the rest of the players are 24-25 or older vets.

    Icehogs have the best D-pairing in the league with Dahlbeck & Clendening (although they haven’t always played together this year)

    Adam Clendening: 70 games – 12 G /44 A = 56pts / Plus 7

    Klas Dahlbeck: : 70 games – 10 G /25 A = 35pts / Plus 22

    The Rockford Star…

    With Adam Clendening and Klas Dahlbeck ranking so high in defensemen offensive categories, Ted Dent has a luxury most AHL teams don’t.

    “They like playing together,” Dent said. “We want them to be comfortable. They’re lefty-righty (Dahlbeck-Clendening), they’ve been together for parts of the year. They complement each other well.

    “I’m sure they’re a 1-2 combination that has to be up there, for sure, as two of the best in the league.”

  • April 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Clendening has been a beast these past two years. He’s still only 20 or 21 years old and over 100 points. He would be playing on prettty much any other NHL team out there. Hopefully the Hawks soon!

  • April 10, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Congrats to Adam. Nice honor for him.

    As far as Dahlbeck-Clendening possibly being the best d-pairing in the league … if that is true it really highlights how bad the rest of the d-men, goaltending and team defense is because Rockford has given up the most goals in their conference and second most in the league.

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