Barret Jackman calls it a career

The former St. Louis Blues defenceman and Trail native retired last week.

Trail's Barret Jackman announced his retirement from the NHL last week.

Barret Jackman has called it a career.

The Trail native retired last week after 14 seasons in the NHL. Jackman signed a one-day contract with the St. Louis Blues so he could end his career with the team that drafted him 17th overall in 1999.

Jackman won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year for the 2002-03 season. The six-foot, 203-pound blueliner spent all but the final year of his career with the Blues before playing for the Nashville Predators last season.

Jackman’s NHL career ends with 29 goals, 157 assists and a plus-54 rating through 876 games.

Although he was born in Trail, Jackman grew up in Fruitvale and played one season for the KIJHL’s Beaver Valley Nitehawks. He went on to spend parts of five seasons with the WHL’s Regina Pats before moving to the pros.

Jackman also represented Canada at the world juniors and world championships. He won bronze medals at the world juniors in 2000 and 2001, and later earned gold at the 2007 world championships.

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