Preds Agree To Terms With Defenseman Nolan Yonkman
/ Nashville Predators
Nashville, Tenn. (July 13, 2009) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed defenseman Nolan Yonkman to a one-year, two-way contract worth $500,000 on the NHL level and $115,000 on the AHL level.
Yonkman, 28 (4/1/81), has spent the past three seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL), registering 30 points (6g-24a) and 296 penalty minutes in 207 games. The 6-6, 245-pound blueliner has been part of the Admirals’ leadership group the past two seasons, serving as captain in 2008-09. Yonkman has also played 50 NHL games since turning pro in 2001, notching eight points (1g-7a) and 90 penalty minutes in 50 contests.
A native of Punnichy, Sask., Yonkman was originally Washington’s fifth choice, 37th overall (second round), in the 1999 Entry Draft.