Prescott Valley, AZ – The Arizona Sundogs announced the return of fan favorite, Jordan Clendenning, building off the success of last season’s team. The New Brunswick native re-signs with the Sundogs, joining the team for their upcoming 2014-15 Central Hockey League season.
“Jordan has such a strong presence on the ice and in the locker room”, said Sundogs Head Coach, Kevin Colley. “He is a great example of a true hockey player that competes and brings his passion and drive to every game. We look forward to him bringing back that leadership role and the history of being a winner and helping our team achieve success”.
Clendenning, 27-years returns to Arizona after donning the Sundogs sweater last season where he recorded eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points in 49 games. During his rookie campaign, Clendenning skated for the now defunct, San Francisco Bulls (ECHL) seeing ice time in 56 games before being part of a seven-player trade that sent him to the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL). DespiteClendenning’s smaller stature, at 5-foot-11, he proved to be a force for Utah, posting five goals and six assists in his 13 games as a Grizzly.
Clendenning expressed his excitement for the upcoming season saying, “I thought we built a great foundation last year and it will be nice to pick up where we left off”.
Before turning pro, the centerman began his hockey career, playing for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan’s of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and finished with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in 2009. He saw action in 323 games, putting up 231 points. Following his junior career he spent the next four years playing for the University of New Brunswick, posting 43 points in 86 games.
The Arizona Sundogs are the Central Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. Season tickets, mini-plan, and single-game ticket information is now available by calling (928) 759-6600or visiting arizonasundogs.com.