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Jackman Touched by In-Game Tribute

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Known for his toughness, Barret Jackman got a little emotional during the Blues' in-game tribute on Thursday night.

During a stoppage in play in the first period, the Blues played a 90-second video tribute to Jackman and his family, who spent 13 seasons in St. Louis. Jackman ranks second in franchise history in games played (803) and signed with the Nashville Predators as a free agent last summer.

Thursday was Jackman's first trip to St. Louis.

Press PLAY on the video above to see Jackman's reaction.

“It was pretty emotional. I kind of felt something was coming, and I tried to prepare myself," Jackman said after the game. "It was very nice of the Blues to do that and recognize my family as well. They've lived through this Blues experience as I did, and they take a lot of pride in the Blues family."

Jackman was drafted by the Blues in 1999 and won the Calder Trophy as the League's top rookie in 2003.

Watch the entire tribute video below.

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