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Nolan Yonkman

Nolan Yonkman  #40

Defenseman
NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: April 1, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Punnichy, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 247 DRAFTED: WSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (37th overall)
Traded to Brandon (WHL) by Kelowna (WHL) for Bart Rushner and Jan Fadrny, October 12, 2000. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to abdominal injury in training camp, September 25, 2002. Missed majority of 2003-04 and 2004-05 due to knee injury vs. Worcester (AHL), October 23, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 17, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 9, 2013.
Quote of the Day

He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter