The newest potential Arizona Coyote seems to be Adam Clendening, a 24-year-old, right-handed defenseman who has seen way too many hockey teams in his short NHL career. Per Craig Morgan, a one-year deal worth $650K.
UFA RHD Adam Clendening will sign a one-year deal with the Coyotes for $650K.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) July 1, 2017
Clendening’s Pro Stats
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Many would think this is a horrible signing, but for what Clendening brings to the table, it’s not. He is a young, right-handed defenseman. Everyone is looking to stockpile those in their system even if they are not the strongest player on the team.
He was reportedly in Alain Vigneault’s doghouse while in New York and was used as the extra defenseman on the other teams he ended up with.
Here he is compared to Kevin Connauton last season:
This also gives the Coyotes another true right-hander on defense because the only one at this time is Luke Schenn.
UPDATE: Sarah McLellan of AZSports Central has confirmed the signing.
Confirming #Coyotes have signed defenseman Adam Clendening to a one-year, $650,000 deal. This is a one-way contract.— Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) July 1, 2017
What do you think about this signing?