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Nolan Yonkman : biography

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Nolan Yonkman (born April 1, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing under contract to the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career

Yonkman played major junior in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets and Brandon Wheat Kings. He was drafted 37th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft and made his NHL debut in 2001–02. Yonkman played the majority of his stay with the Capitals organization with their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates.

On July 17, 2006, Yonkman signed as a free agent with the Nashville Predators. He has since played with their AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals for three seasons. On July 13, 2009, Nolan was re-signed by the Predators to a one-year contract.

After four seasons with the Admirals Nolan then signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 3, 2010. Yonkman played for affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.

On July 1, 2011 Yonkman signed a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers organization. He remained as captain with the Rampage, the Panthers new AHL affiliate, during his tenure with the Panthers. Over the course of his contract he appeared in 8 games for Florida as a reserve defenseman.

On July 7, 2013, Yonkman signed a one-year, two-way contract as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Kelowna Rockets WHL 4 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Kelowna Rockets WHL 65 0 2 2 36 7 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Kelowna Rockets WHL 61 1 6 7 129 6 0 0 0 6
1999–00 Kelowna Rockets WHL 71 5 7 12 153 5 0 0 0 8
2000–01 Kelowna Rockets WHL 7 0 1 1 19
2000–01 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 51 6 10 16 94 6 0 1 1 12
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 11 1 0 1 4
2001–02 Portland Pirates AHL 59 4 3 7 116
2002–03 Portland Pirates AHL 24 1 4 5 40 3 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 4 0 0 0 11
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 32 0 3 3 68
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 38 0 7 7 86
2005–06 Hershey Bears AHL 6 0 0 0 15
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 77 3 10 13 113 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 69 0 7 7 103 6 0 1 1 18
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 61 3 7 10 80 11 0 0 0 15
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 2 7 9 170 7 0 1 1 2
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 56 1 4 5 104
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 16 0 1 1 39
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 66 2 11 13 102 10 0 2 2 8
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 71 0 7 7 93
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 7 0 0 0 11
NHL totals 74 1 8 9 140
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