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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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The Nashville Predators picked up 72 penalty minutes in Saturday's blowout win over Winnipeg.
That's the third highest single-game total in franchise history. Barret Jackman led the team in penalty minutes with 15. He got five minutes for fighting Chris Thorburn and a game misconduct. Nov 15 - 9:45 AM

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The Nashville Predators fired 45 shots on goal, but they were still shut out in Saturday's game against Jake Allen and the St. Louis Blues.

"He’s shown a lot of that over the last couple years," said Predators defenseman Barret Jackman said of Jake Allen. "He’s a great goaltender, he’s very athletic, he’s a lot like (Pekka Rinne), very good at playing the puck. He made some huge saves tonight. Probably after 45 shots, I guess we should have had a couple goals."
Nov 8 - 9:07 AM

Barret Jackman will face his former team, the Blues, for the first time since signing on with the Predators as a free agent this past summer.

It will no doubt be strange for Jackman who spent 13 years with St. Louis to line up against them Saturday night. Jackman really isn't a fantasy factor, so although he may be motivated to do well, it will likely have no impact on hockey pools.
Nov 7 - 1:37 PM

Barret Jackman (upper body) was able to play Thursday.

He missed one game with an upper-body ailment. Jackman had a decent night in the real-time stat categories with two hits and three blocks in 16:54 of ice time.
Oct 23 - 10:41 AM

Barret Jackman (upper body) might rejoin the Predators on Thursday.

Jackman missed Tuesday's contest due to the ailment. He has no points and a plus-three rating in five games this season.
Oct 22 - 12:59 PM

Barret Jackman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Jackman missed Tuesday's game versus Tampa Bay as a result of the ailment. The stay-at-home defender has eight hits, eight blocks and a plus-3 rating in five matches with the Predators.
Oct 22 - 9:37 AM

The Nashville Predators are looking forward to taking on Oilers phenom Connor McDavid on Saturday night.

"As a defenseman, you always want to do well against a kid like that," Jackman said. "You talk about his speed, his skill, his vision and just the way he reads the game. Hopefully he doesn't get it going tomorrow night." Fellow blueliner Roman Josi also chimed in. "It's always exciting if you get those once-in-a-generation talents," Josi said. "I haven't seen him play in real life, but it's definitely good for the league and I'm excited to play against him."
Oct 10 - 12:39 PM

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

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

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