Former college teammates reconnect on blooper-reel goal
It is usually nice for hockey players to reconnect with former teammates, but Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Clendening's reunion Thursday with his former Boston University teammate, Charlie Coyle (now of the Minnesota Wild) probably did not go as well as Clendening might have hoped.
Clendening was trying to clear a puck when he flubbed a pass in his own end, and the Wild's Coyle picked up the loose puck and slipped it into the empty net in the waning seconds of Minnesota's 5-2 win.
Clendening and Coyle were roommates and close friends during their BU days, so perhaps Clendening was simply trying to be a good friend Thursday.
Regardless, the mishap was one Clendening cannot make, as the 23-year-old has passed through five different organizations in the past year. In addition to the Oilers, Clendening played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks' organizations.