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The St. Louis Blues signed veteran defenseman Barret Jackman to a three-year contract on Monday.
The 31-year-old Jackman was the Blues' top pick, 17th overall, in the 1999 NHL Draft. While official terms of the deal were not released, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the deal was for $9.5 million.
The signing will make Jackman the longest tenured athlete in St. Louis sports.
"Barret has been a solid leader for our club, on and off the ice, and we're happy to have him in the fold for the next three years," said Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. "He's a staple of the organization and the community and his positive influence on our young core has and will remain an invaluable asset."
A steady stay-at-home defenseman, Jackman registered one goal and 12 assists with a plus-20 rating in 81 games last season.
"St. Louis is our home and my family and I are excited to be staying," said Jackman. "I am proud of the progress we made this season but our fans deserve a championship and our team will not be satisfied until we achieve that goal."
Jackman, the 2003 Calder Trophy winner as the league's top rookie, has compiled 20 goals and 139 points in 598 career games. He has spent his entire 10-year NHL career with the Blues.
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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed Barret Jackman to a three-year contract.
"Barret has been a solid leader for our club, on and off the ice, and were happy to have him in the fold for the next three years," said Armstrong. "Hes a staple of the organization...
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed Barret Jackman to a three-year contract.
“Barret has been a solid leader for our club, on and off the ice, and we’re happy to have him in the fold for the next three years,” said Armstrong. “He’s a staple of the organization and the community...
Also, he saves puppies (photo credit Animal Protective Association of Missouri).
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St. Louis Blues' defenseman Barret Jackman was expected to be a hot commodity in NHL free agency, but he's not going to make it to the open market. The Blues signed Jackman to a three-year contract Monday, and the deal is expected to be worth at least $9.5 million over the length of the deal. Jackman, 31, was the 17th overall pick in 1999 and has spent his entire career...
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The St. Louis Blues have decided to keep Barret Jackman around for three more season after giving the defenseman a new contract. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Barret Jackman has been with the St. Louis Blues his entire NHL career.
After the Blues gave him a brand new three year, $9.5 million contract on Monday, Jackman will be sticking around a little bit longer.
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “We want to find a top-four defenseman,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. “If we could add one player that we feel really comfortable about being in the four, then we really feel good about our group.
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With news breaking on Monday that two more blue line options -- Brad Stuart in San Jose, and Barret Jackman in St. Louis -- are off the board, the pickings in free agency continue to slim.
Bryan Murray's order of finding...