Blues will not bring veteran defenseman Jackman back next season
Barret Jackman has played all 803 games in his NHL career with the St. Louis Blues. The defenseman has seen six postseasons, played for five different coaches and sat in the penalty box for 1,026 minutes, which is good enough for fourth most in Blues franchise history.
But like all good things, No. 5's time in the Gateway City has come to an end.
The Blues have reportedly notified Jackman, who sits second on the franchise list for most games played, that they will not be re-signing him this offseason, instead choosing to go "in a different direction" according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Jackman will become a free agent on July 1, a day after his current three-year, $9.5 million contract expires.
The Note selected Jackman with the 17th pick in the 1999 NHL Draft, and in 2003 he became the first and only Blue ever to win the Calder Trophy. He scored 28 career goals and dished out 153 assists for 181 points over 12 full seasons in St. Louis.