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Article By: Fritz Stillings

Photo By Greg Hamil
04/11/2013 2:00 PM -

Rookie earns AHL’s All-Star honors

Rockford, Ill. – The American Hockey League announced on Thursday that Rockford IceHogs rookie defenseman Adam Clendening has been named to the 2012-13 AHL All-Star Team, earning Second Team honors.

The Niagara Falls, New York native has set IceHogs rookie records in assists (36) and points (43), and his point total also ranks fifth among Rockford skaters.  The blueliner shares a team lead in plus/minus rating, showing a +14 in 69 contests throughout his rookie campaign.

Clendening also ranks in the top-10 amongst AHL rookie scoring leaders. His 36 assists rank second among all AHL rookies and are good for tied-11th overall in the AHL, as well.

Earlier in the year, the rookie d-man was selected to represent Rockford at the 2012-13 AHL All-Star Classic in Providence, R.I. – along with IceHogs captain Martin St. Pierre.

Clendening joins Springfield goaltender Curtis McElhinney, Syracuse defenseman Mark Barberio, Texas winger Matt Fraser, Hershey center Jeff Taffe and Syracuse winger Brett Connolly on the AHL’s Second Team All-Star honors.

The AHL’s First Team All-Star honors went to Providence goaltender Niklas Svedberg, Oklahoma City defenseman Justin Schultz, Norfolk defenseman Sami Vatanen, Sprinfield winger Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Syracuse center Tyler Johnson and Grand Rapids winger Gustav Nyquist.

Next Home Game: Friday, April 12 vs. Chicago Wolves at 7:05 p.m. It’s Fan Appreciation Night as Rockford hosts the Chicago Wolves in an Illinois Lottery Cup matchup and for the final home game of the regular season.  The first 2,500 fans through the turnstiles will pick up an IceHogs team photo and prizes will be handed out at every whistle.