April 1, 1981 |
Punnichy, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 6 in (198 cm)|
|Weight||247 lb (112 kg; 17 st 9 lb)|
|NHL Draft||37th overall, 1999
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.
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.
As a free agent, following his season with the Ducks, Yonkman was unable to earn an NHL contract but was invited to the Calgary Flames training camp on September 18, 2014. Following his release from Calgary, Yonkman signed a one-year AHL contract with Flames affiliate, Adirondack Flames on October 7, 2014.
On May 18, 2015, Yonkman halted his North American career, in signing a one-year contract abroad with Finnish Liiga club, JYP.
|2000–01||Brandon Wheat Kings||WHL||51||6||10||16||94||6||0||1||1||12|
|2010–11||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||56||1||4||5||104||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||66||2||11||13||102||10||0||2||2||8|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||71||0||7||7||93||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Preds agree to terms with Nolan Yonkman". Nashville Predators. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2009-07-13.
- "Coyotes sign four players to contracts". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
- "NHL Signing Tracker". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- "Florida Panthers Nolan Yonkman has his ups and downs". The Sun Sentinel. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
- "Ducks sign Zach Stortini and Noloan Yonkman". thehockeyhouse.net. 2013-07-07. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- "Flames sign Yonkman". Adirondack Flames. 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2014-10-07.
- "Yonkman boosts the defense" (in Finnish). JYP. 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-19.