Adam Clendening- North American Skater
- Boston University, H-East
Final Ranking- 45 Mid-Term Ranking- 61
Position- Defenceman Shoots- Right
Height- 5’11 Weight- 190
Born- October 26th, 1992
Born in- Niagara Falls, NY, USA
Season Team League GP G A P PIM
2010-2011 Boston University Hockey East 39 5 21 26 80
2009-2010 USNDT USHL 26 4 13 17 44
Strengths: Smooth skating defenceman, great offensive instincts, makes a solid first pass, has excellent vision for a defenceman and is very dangerous on the man advantage.
Weaknesses: Has to bulk up if he wants to compete in the NHL, needs to improve his defensive zone coverage, isn’t the most physical player, has to become a better well rounded player and play with intensity more consistently.
Scouts thoughts: Has tones of potential offensively, is considered one of the most talented defenceman in the entire draft, would be a gamble to take in the first round but wouldn’t be surprised if a team does. Very easy to fall in love with his first pass, but still has lot’s of work to do in his own zone.
Where he’d fit well: Depending on who Edmonton takes with the top pick, he could easily be a future quarterback of potentially a very lethal power play. Colorado and Florida could also be interested in Clendening early in the second round. With Brian Burke’s draft history it’s fair to say he’s not scared to make a splash. Taking the former Toronto Marlboro AAA player wouldn’t be a huge shock with the 29th pick, but would raise some eye brows. Burke is known for going the NCAA route and with Tomas Kaberle gone; a puck moving defenceman could be a serious option.