Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have reassigned defenseman Adam Clendening to the AHL Utica Comets. In addition, Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher announced today that the Comets have reassigned forward Patrick Kennedy to the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings from the Comets.
Clendening, 22, has appeared in 17 games with the Canucks this season registering two assists (0-2-2) and eight penalty minutes. He has also split time this season with the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs. He collected two points (1-1-2) in four games with Chicago and 13 points (1-12-13) in 38 games with Rockford. In 2013-14 he was named an AHL First Team All-Star and, in 2012-13, was named a second team AHL All-Star and Rockford’s Rookie of the Year.
The Niagara Falls, New York native was acquired from Chicago in exchange for Gustav Forsling on January 29, 2015. He was originally selected by Chicago in the second round, 36th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Kennedy, 25, has appeared in five games this season as part of three separate call-ups with Utica. He has appeared in 25 games and has registered 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) with Evansville this season. After being traded to the Kalamazoo Wings on March 11, he has recorded two points (1-1-2) in four games for his new team.
After starting last season with the Icemen, Kennedy was signed by the Comets and played in 40 AHL games with Utica. He recorded a goal and four assists with 10 penalty minutes. A native of Dorchester, ON, Kennedy played his college hockey in central New York at Cornell University (2007-11).