Tuesday, 1:50pm: According to Lou Kourac of NHL.com, the team will sign Jackman to a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a member of the St. Louis Blues.
Monday: Longtime St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman is set to retire after 14 seasons in the NHL.
The Blues have scheduled a press conference to announce Jackman’s departure from the game. Jackman played the first 803 games of his career with the Blues before playing 73 games with the Nashville Predators last season. The Predators bought out the final year of Jackman’s two-year, $4MM contract back on June 30. He’ll receive $666K per season for the next two years as a result of that buyout.
He finished with 29 goals, 186 points, 1102 PIM, and a +54 rating in 876 career regular season games. In 53 playoff games, Jackman scored twice and had 7 points, but finished with a -18 rating. His deepest playoff run was this past post-season with the Predators, when Nashville lost Game 7 of the second round to San Jose.
Tuesday’s press conference will be posted to the Blues website following the event.