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Ducks sign Stortini, Yonkman

July 9, 2013

The Anaheim Ducks, NHL affiliate of the AHL's Norfolk Admirals, have signed right wing Zack Stortini and defenseman Nolan Yonkman to one-year contracts through the 2013-14 NHL season.

Stortini is a veteran of 257 career NHL contests with Edmonton (2006-11) and Nashville (2011-12), earning 14 goals, 27 assists and 725 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound winger put up career highs in 2009-10 with the Oilers, notching 4-9-13 in 77 contests.

Selected by Edmonton in third round (94th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Stortini has appeared in 293 career American Hockey League contests, registering 26 goals and 28 assists for 54 points along with 924 penalty minutes. The Elliot Lake, Ont., native ranked fourth among AHL players in PIM (241) last season while also scoring two goals and four assists in 73 contests with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Stortini reached the Calder Cup Finals with Milwakuee in 2006 and won the championship with Hamilton in 2007.

Yonkman has appeared in 74 career NHL games, collecting one goal and eight assists for nine points with a plus-8 rating and 140 penalty minutes. A native of Punnichy, Sask., Yonkman appeared in seven games with Florida in 2012-13, along with 71 AHL contests with San Antonio (0-7-7).

Selected by Washington in the second round (37th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Yonkman has played 601 games over 12 seasons in the American Hockey League with Portland, Hershey, Milwaukee and San Antonio. The 6-foot-6, 253-pound blueliner has recorded 16 goals and 63 assists for 79 points, along with 1,015 penalty minutes, in his AHL career.