Four minutes into his first NHL game, Chicago Blackhawks rookie defenseman Adam Clendening scored his first NHL goal on his first shot on goal to get the Blackhawks started towards a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames.
Clendening, filling in for the injured Trevor van Riemsdyk, was on the Blackhawks’ power play unit early in the first period. Taking a short return pass from Marian Hossa, Clendening then blasted a shot past Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller to give the Blackhawks the 1-0 lead.
The former Boston University defender had been a productive player for the Blackhawks’ AHL farm team, the Rockford IceHogs, the past two seasons, and has finally earned a chance to impress the NHL coaching staff.
Adam Clendening led the Blackhawks in 5v5 Corsi in his first NHL game. +16/-8 for a +8 on the night. via hockeystats.ca
— Jen LC (@RegressedPDO) November 21, 2014
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