Former Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student-athlete Connor McClennon has signed a two-year American Hockey League (AHL) contract with the Chicago Wolves.
McClennon spent three seasons in the CSSHL, joining the league in 2015/16 with Pursuit of Excellence (POE). In 23 U15 Prep games that season the Wainwright, AB forward would finish second on his team and fourth in the league with 44 points. The following season McClennon would lead all U15 Prep skaters with 45 goals, 54 assists and 99 points as he would capture league MVP honours. He would add an additional 16 points in 5 playoff games as POE captured the 2017 CSSHL U15 Prep Western Championship.
At the conclusion of the season the Kootenay Ice would selected McClennon in the first round, second overall at the 2017 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft.
McClennon would return home to Alberta in 2017/18, joining the Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) U18 Prep team. He would again lead his team in scoring, finishing fifth among all skaters, with 67 points in 31 games. McClennon would add 11 points in 5 playoff games as NAX won the 2018 CSSHL U18 Prep Western Championships.
That season McClennon would represent Team Alberta at the 2018 WHL Cup, capturing a silver medal. He would also get his first taste of WHL action, playing in five games for the Ice.
In 2018/19 McClennon would join the Ice full time, finishing with 29 points in 46 games. He would join Team Canada White at the World U17 Hockey Challenge where he would be named to the Tournament All-Star Team after leading all skaters with 8 goals and 11 points.
During the 2019/20 season McClennon would produce 49 points in 42 games with newly re-located Winnipeg Ice, prompting the Philadelphia Flyers to select him in the sixth round, 178th overall at the 2020 NHL Draft. McClennon would again play for Team Canada, this time earning a silver medal at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
McClennon played the last two seasons in Winnipeg with the Ice, recording 173 points in 126 WHL games, including a career high 92 points this season which earned him WHL (East) First All-Star Team honours.