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Calder-winning defenceman Barret Jackman retires after 14 NHL seasons

St. Louis Blues' Barret Jackman skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in St. Louis. NHL defenceman Jackman retired Tuesday after signing a one-day contract with the St. Louis Blues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Billy Hurst
October 04, 2016 - 12:54 PM

ST. LOUIS - NHL defenceman Barret Jackman retired Tuesday after signing a one-day contract with the St. Louis Blues.

St. Louis drafted the Trail, B.C., native 17th overall in 1999 after four standout years with the WHL's Regina Pats.

The six-foot, 203-pound rearguard won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year in 2003 after he put up 19 points and a plus-23 defensive rating in his first season with the Blues.

He went on to play 803 games over 13 seasons with the Blues, accumulating 28 goals, 153 assists, 1,026 penalty minutes and a plus-53 rating.

Jackman played his final season in 2015-16 with Nashville, producing five points and a plus-1 rating over 73 games with the Predators. He also appeared in 14 post-season games with the Predators.

Jackman joins Hall of Famer Bernie Federko as the only players in Blues history to appear in 13 seasons with the organization.

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