The Arizona Coyotes have helped out their lacking right-side depth on the blue line by signing young defenseman Adam Clendening to a one-year deal. Sarah McLellan of AZCentral reports that Clendening will be on a one-way contract, but worth the minimum $650K in 2017-18. A surprise non-qualifier of the New York Rangers, the 24-year-old is fresh off what was easily the most impressive season of his young career and will look to further prove he can be an NHL regular with the ’Yotes next season.
The former 2011 second rounder played in 31 games this past season for the Rangers, scoring two goals and nine assists. He made $761,250 a year ago, so he had to take a pay cut in order to prove himself in Arizona. This will be the sixth team he has played for in his three-year NHL career.