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Aug 15: Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Nolan Yonkman

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals


Capitals Re-sign Defenseman Nolan Yonkman

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 15, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Nolan Yonkman, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Yonkman, 24, was selected 37th overall (second round) by Washington in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals in 2001-02. The 6' 6", 245-pound native of Punnichy, Sask., recorded three assists (three points) and 68 penalty minutes in 32 games with the AHL's Portland Pirates in 2004-05.

In two NHL seasons Yonkman has totaled one goal (one point) and four penalty minutes in 12 games. Prior to beginning his pro career in 2001-02, Yonkman spent five seasons playing for Kelowna and Brandon of the WHL.

Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Recently the Capitals announced an additional 5% rebate on all season and partial plans renewed or purchased before to Sept. 1. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information. Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges.

Nolan Yonkman
Position: Defenseman
Birthday: April 1, 1981 (Punnichy, Sask.)
Height: 6-6            Weight: 245            Shoots: Right

Acquired: Capitals' second-round draft choice, 37th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Career Statistics:

                                                                        Regular Season                                                             Playoffs

Year            Team            League            GP            G            A            Pts            PIM            GP            G            A            Pts            PIM
1996-97      Kelowna            WHL            4            0            0            0            0            -            -            -            -            -

1997-98      Kelowna            WHL            65            0            2            2            36            7            0            0            0            2

1998-99      Kelowna            WHL            61            1            6            7            129            6            0            0            0            6           

1999-00      Kelowna            WHL            71            5            7            12            153            5            0            0            0            8

2000-01      Kelowna            WHL            7            0            1            1            19            -            -            -            -            -           

            Brandon            WHL            51            6            10            16            94            6            0            1            1            12           

2001-02            Washington            NHL            11            1            0            1            4            -            -            -            -            -           

            Portland            AHL            59            4            3            7            116            -            -            -            -            -

2002-03      Portland            AHL            24            1            4            5            40            3            0            1            1            2

2003-04            Washington            NHL            1            0            0            0            0            -            -            -            -            -

            Portland            AHL            4            0            0            0            11            -            -            -            -            -

2004-05      Portland            AHL            32            0            3            3            68            -            -            -            -            -

           

            TOTALS            NHL            12            1            0            1            4            -            -            -            -            -

 

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