Player Page

Barret Jackman | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/5/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 203
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Barret Jackman skated alongside Seth Jones during his preseason debut on Tuesday night.
"It felt good. He's a great player, he sees the ice well," Jackman said of Jones. "He was good at communicating out there. We made some good plays exiting the zone together and that's a big part of the game." That's a duo the Predators would like to keep for the regular season and coach Peter Laviolette thought they got better as the game went on. Sep 30 - 11:22 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Barret Jackman participated in his first scrimmage as a member of the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Jackman has been dealing with an upper-body injury throughout camp, but the Predators staff was thrilled to finally get a good look at their free-agent acquisition. "We're just looking for him to get back on the ice," Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. "It's unfortunate what happened, and now that he's feeling better, on the ice for a couple days, we were able to get him mixed into a scrimmage. Some of the exhibition games have gone by, obviously he would have played in some of those. Especially being new here, learning the systems, it's good to get him out here and just get him back." Jackman is a good veteran presence for Nashville, but he won't have any fantasy value in 2015-16.
Sep 27 - 8:18 AM

After missing chunks of time with an upper-body injury, it appears as though Barret Jackman will play in the Nashville Predators' final two preseason games.

Jackman is dealing with the fish-out-of-water experience of playing for Nashville after all those years with the St. Louis Blues. As a stay-at-home type, he could serve as an enabler for one of the Predators' many promising scoring defenseman, yet it's unlikely that he'll be relevant in most fantasy formats.
Sep 26 - 5:06 PM

Predators head coach Peter Laviolette is looking for Barret Jackman to help out with some gritty work this season.

After 12 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Jackman signed a two-year contract with the Preds this off-season. He isn't nearly the player he once was, but his new team obviously believes he can still contribute. "I think adding a guy like Barret Jackman, we're looking for that to be the right fit," said Laviolette. "He brings that penalty-killing, shot-blocking, sandpaper, grit defenseman to complement our other guys that maybe play a little bit of a different style than he does, so I think that the hope is that he can come in and provide that for us. After watching him in St. Louis, we feel comfortable that he can." Jackman won't have an ounce of fantasy value in 2015-16.
Sep 20 - 8:10 AM

At 34, Barret Jackman has that fish-out-of-water feeling as he approaches his first training camp with the Nashville Predators.

He registered 803 regular season games played with the St. Louis Blues, so one can understand the rookie feeling of uncertainty he's experiencing right now. He won't be very fantasy-relevant on a loaded Predators blueline, although injuries could conceivably open up chances for him to fill "grit" stat categories.
Aug 29 - 12:27 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Calle Jarnkrok
4Paul Gaustad
LW1Colin Wilson
2Gabriel Bourque
3Cody Hodgson
4Eric Nystrom
5Austin Watson
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Seth Jones
4Ryan Ellis
5Barret Jackman
6Mattias Ekholm
7Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton