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Barret Jackman | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
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Barret Jackman has signed a two-year deal with Nashville worth $2 million per season.
The 34-year-old defenseman had spent his entire 803-game career with the St. Louis Blues. Jackman provides plenty of hits and blocks, but he doesn't post many points. Jul 1 - 1:21 PM

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Blues GM Doug Armstrong said the door is completely closed on bringing back Barret Jackman.

"What we said is we’re going to get to July 1," Armstrong said. "We wanted him to be able to look at the market and if it works out for him with a different team, we understand. But if it doesn't, depending on what his options are, we want to speak to him again in July." St. Louis believes that Petteri Lindbohm and Robert Bortuzzo can become regular blueliners next season if Jackman doesn't return.
Jun 15 - 4:43 PM

Barret Jackman has been told by the team that he won't be re-signed by the Blues.

The 34-year-old defenseman has spent his entire 803-game career with St. Louis and he said back in April that he wants to keep playing. "I have lots left in me," he said. "I don't know, four or five years. I take care of myself away from the rink. The body’s the best it's felt in years. This is actually the best I've felt in years health-wise. I don't see myself as a 40-year-old playing the game, but I'm still only 34 and feel like I've got lots left. I'll continue playing." He will be looking for another team next month as an unrestricted free agent.
Jun 11 - 2:52 PM

Barret Jackman may not be back with the Blues next season.

He can become an unrestricted free agent in July and might be permitted to test the open market. "I'm not going to sit here and toot my own horn, but I felt I played well," Jackman said. "I don't think my play's dropped off year after year. I still feel like I help the team. With the cap issues and things like that. It's going to be up to (Blues general manager Doug Armstrong) and coaches to see if I fit in." In 80 games this past season, Jackman posted 15 points, 108 hits and 126 blocked shots.
Apr 29 - 3:48 PM

Barret Jackman will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Jackman is seeing has occasionally been the odd man out recently due to St. Louis' excess of defensemen now that their blueline is healthy. He has two goals and 15 points in 76 contests in 2014-15.
Apr 3 - 6:07 PM

Barret Jackman will suit up Thursday against Winnipeg.

St. Louis expects a physical game versus the Jets, so Jackman will play alongside Robert Bortuzzo. He was scratched for Tuesday's game versus Calgary.
Mar 19 - 5:48 PM

Barret Jackman will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock downplayed the decision as just being part of a larger defensive rotation. "We're moving guys in and out," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. "We'll decide what's going on. Decisions are based on whatever. But I'm not going back and forth on who we're sitting out everyday." That being said, this is the first time Jackman will be scratched in 2014-15. Robert Bortuzzo will enter the lineup as part of the third defensive pairing.
Mar 17 - 4:44 PM

Barret Jackman scored the game-winning goal against Winnipeg on Tuesday night on a deep 74-foot shot.

"I was just trying to get the puck in and give our forwards an opportunity," said Jackman, who scored with just 1:03 remaining in regulation. "We'll take it any way we can." It was just his second goal of the season and 14th point in 66 games.
Mar 11 - 2:04 PM

Barret Jackman produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-3 victory against the New York Islanders.

Jackman isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he has picked up four points over a three-game scoring streak. He has eight points on the year.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Barret Jackman will be in the St. Louis lineup Saturday night against Minnesota.

He took a shot of his leg in the third period of Friday night's 4-3 win over Edmonton, but seems good to go Saturday night. Keep Jackman active if you need him.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Barret Jackman took a shot off his leg Friday in the third period and did not return.

Jackman gives the Blues a solid 17-20 minutes most nights. He has only four assists and 13 penalty in 23 games so his fantasy value is negligible.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 07:38:00 AM

Barret Jackman will take sole possession of third place on the Blues' all-time games played list when he participated in Tuesday's game.

Jackman is currently tied with Brett Hull at 744 games played. Brian Sutter occupies second place with 779 contests. Jackman, 33, has spent his entire career within the Blues' organization.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Barret Jackman has undergone wrist/elbow surgery.

Jackman has 15 points and averaged 17:56 minutes per contest in 79 games in 2013-14. He should still be fine for training camp.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Barret Jackman was the unlikely hero in St. Louis' 4-3 overtime win against Chicago on Saturday.

Jackman scored 5:50 minutes into the overtime period, to give St. Louis a 2-0 series lead. He's a solid defensive defenseman, but this was just his second playoff goal in 29 career contests. As it happens, both of his markers proved to be game winners.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 11:01:00 AM

Barret Jackman (lower body) will be available on Saturday.

Jackman is one of those players that's very helpful to his team, but not a factor in standard fantasy leagues. His offensive upside is minimal, but he'll help the Blues defensively.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 05:12:00 PM

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