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Panthers Sign D Nolan Yonkman

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
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SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers Executive Vice President & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with D Nolan Yonkman on a two-year contract.

 
Yonkman joins D Brian Campbell, F Tomas Kopecky, G Jose Theodore, D Ed Jovanovski, Scottie Upshall, F Kris Versteeg and C Marcel Goc as new Panthers signings over the last week.
 
Yonkman, 30, has played in 66 career National Hockey League games for Washington (2001-06) and Phoenix (2010-11) registering nine points (1-8-9) and 129 PIM.  The 6-foot-6, 247-pound defenseman has also played in 464 games in the American Hockey League for Portland (2001-05), Hershey (2005-06), Milwaukee (2006-2010) and San Antonio (2010-11), registering 59 points (14-45-59) and 820 PIM.  
 
Nolan Yonkman’s Career Statistics:
                                           --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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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  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                         66    1    8    9  129
 
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