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Blues Reach New Deal with Jackman

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
Jackman won the Calder Trophy after the 2002-03 season.

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has re-signed defenseman Barret Jackman to a one-year contract.

“Barret has been solid on the blueline for the Blues since breaking in with the club in his first full season in 2002-03,” said Davidson. “He’s an excellent assistant captain and we look for him to play a vital role in helping lead our team next season.”

Jackman, 26, skated in 70 games with the Blues last season, collecting career highs in points (27) and assists (24). He ranked first on the team with a plus-20 rating and 98 hits. Jackman also ranked third on the team with 133 blocked shots and an average of 21:29 minutes of ice time per game.

The Fruitvale, British Columbia native helped Team Canada capture the gold medal at the 2007 World Championship in Russia.

Jackman has played in a total of 231 career NHL games all with St. Louis, registering 59 points (11 goals, 48 assists) along with 469 penalty minutes. He became the first Blue in franchise history to capture the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league’s most outstanding rookie in 2002-03.

Jackman was originally drafted by the Blues as their first round selection, 17th overall in the 1999 Entry Draft.
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