Monsters: Adam Clendening named AHL All-Star

Monsters: Adam Clendening named AHL All-Star

Cleveland Monsters defenseman Adam Clendening will participate in the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic (January 26, 27) in Ontario, California.

Adam Clendening has been selected to represent the Cleveland Monsters at the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic in Ontario, California. Nathan Gerbe was originally Cleveland’s representative, but he is currently up with Columbus. The Monsters made the announcement in regards to Adam Clendening’s selection via their twitter account.

Adam Clendening has appeared in 35 games for the Monsters this season. Clendening leads Cleveland with 29 points, six goals and 23 assists. The Cleveland defenseman is tied with Nathan Gerbe averaging 0.83 points per game and is second on the team in shots with 85, trailing Stefan Matteau by five.

Where does Adam Clendening rank among other AHL defensemen?

Adam Clendening ranks high in a few categories. The Cleveland defenseman is fourth in points and fifth in assists. Appearing in fewer games than those ahead of him in those categories which is contributing to trailing in these areas. A few more games and it is possible that Clendening could be a bit higher among AHL defensemen.

Clendening is 12th in goals, trailing the leader by only two. Some players have appeared in more games than the Monsters defenseman. While others have appeared in less. Only two defensemen who have appeared in 23 or more games average more points per game than Clendening.

Adam Clendening has made several stops before coming to Cleveland

Adam Clendening has been with Cleveland since the 2018-19 season. Bouncing around the league for a few seasons, spending time with Rockford, Utica, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and Tucson. Clendening made 45 appearances for the Monsters last season, scoring four goals and assisting on 33 others.

Columbus called up Adam Clendening last season, appearing in four regular season games and seven postseason games for the Blue Jackets. This was his first NHL postseason action.

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