The Washington Capitals have signed a guard Zdeno Chara A one-year $795,000 deal was concluded.
Chara is a six-time NHL All-Star selection and the 2011 Stanley Cup champion. He is currently the oldest player in the league (43 years old) and the tallest player in NHL history (6-9).
Ken Campbell of Hockey News was the first to report on the news.
official! Big Z to DC!
The Washington Capital has agreed to sign a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Department of Defense Zdeno Chara.
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—Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 30, 2020
“We are very happy that Zdeno has joined the Capitals organization,”
Chara thanked Bruins’ fans and said goodbye on his personal Instagram.
His message is:
My family and I are fortunate to call this great city of Boston our home for more than 14 years. Recently, the Boston Bruins told me that they plan to move forward with many young and talented players, and I respect their decision. Unfortunately, my time as the proud Captain Bruins is over.
First of all, I want to thank the enthusiastic and loyal Bruins fans, who have shared the ups and downs of each season in the past 14 years. I am proud that we can return the Stanley Cup to Boston. This is a moment I will never forget, celebrating with everyone in Boston, New England and around the world. You all treat me and my family as one of your own, and I will always be grateful. Thank you.
I also want to thank all Bruins employees. Training staff, equipment staff, medical staff (all doctors, dentists and physical therapists), public relations and hockey operations, front desk staff, stadium staff, security staff and all the people who have made the past 14 years so memorable. Although there are too many names, please know that I express my heartfelt thanks to each of you.
I want to thank the Jacobs family for the opportunity to represent the Bruins as captain. I am happy and proud of what we have achieved.
Of all my teammates in Boston over the years, I am fortunate to have memories of a lifetime. From the highest point to the lowest point, we have always been a team, we have always been there, the bond and friendship between each other will never be forgotten.
My family and I will always cherish the strong friendship and connections we have established here. Since 2006, we have been welcomed and welcomed by this community. We will always be grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the community and the people who have always supported me and my family.
When I start the next chapter, I want the people of Boston to know how proud I am to be a Brunner and thank me for all the support I have given me over the years. “Thank you” seems not enough to express my sincere thanks. I will always be a bear. I will always love Boston.
Chara has played for the Boston Bruins for the last 14 seasons and is the team’s captain. After compatriot legend Henrik Lundqvist is forced to withdraw from next season due to a heart attack, the capital raised for Chara is likely to be released.
In 22 NHL seasons, Chara has scored 205 goals and 656 points in 1,553 games. Chara won the NHL “Hardest Batting Tournament” in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. He has the hardest shot ever, shooting at 108.8 mph in 2012.
Chara is known for her tireless work ethics and resilience. In 2019, Chara experienced multiple jaw fractures in the fifth, sixth and seventh games of the championship series.
His euphoria when he lifted the Stanley Cup in 2011 is only comparable to Alex Ovechkin in 2018 in recent memory.
Now, here are some interesting, physical videos about Chara against the capital.
I think he will get better!
More information from the capital:
Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian MacLellan (Brian MacLellan) announced today that Washington Capital has reached a one-year contract with Secretary of Defense Zdeno Chara (Zdeno Chara), valued at $795,000.
Chara, 43, scored 14 points (5g, 9a) in 68 games with the Boston Bruins last season. The Slovak Trenčín’s penalty time per game is 3:11, ranking 11th in the NHL, helping the Bruins to rank third in free throw percentage last season (84.3). Chara also ranked second in blocked shots among the Black Bears’ defensive players (101).
Before joining Washington, Chara was the longest-serving captain in the league. Since his first season in Boston in 2006-07, he has been wearing the “C” for the Bears. He is 6 feet 9 feet tall and weighs 250 pounds. He is also the tallest player in the NHL game. Chara is entering his 23rd professional season in the NHL. Among active NHL players, Chara is in plus/minus (+288), time on ice (37,128:55), penalty points (1,956), third in games (1,553) and third in shots (3,271) Number one. He is one of six Bears who have appeared in at least 1,000 games (1,023). His 481 points (148g, 333a) ranks third among the Blues defensive players in team history, second only to Hall of Famer Ray Bourque (1,506). ) And Bobby Orr (888).
In 1,553 regular-season games with the Bears, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators, Chara scored 656 points (205g, 451a), which is the sixth-ranked game among defensive players in NHL history.
Chara won the Stanley Cup in Boston in 2011, becoming the second European-born captain to win the Stanley Cup (Niklas Lidstrom) and behind the Iron Curtain (Czechoslovakia) Number one in the country. Zola (Chara) scored 70 points (18g, 52a) in 195 playoff games. This is the ninth playoff game for a defensive player in NHL history and the most among active defensive players.
During her 22-year NHL career, Chara has won several personal honors. After scoring a career-high 19 goals and 31 assists in 80 games with the Boston team, he was awarded the Norris Trophy as the NHL Defender of the Year in 2008-09. He won the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2010-11 for his outstanding performance on and on ice. He was selected to the NHL First Prize All-Star team three times (2003-04, 2008-09, 2013-14), four times (2005-06, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2011-12), and six NHL times All-Star (2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12). He also won the Slovak Player of the Year Golden Hockey three times (2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12).
Chara has represented his native Slovakia in many international competitions, including three Olympic Games (2006, 2010, 2014). He scored one goal and five assists in 17 games. Recently, Chara served as the alternate captain of the European team in the 2016 World Cup Hockey World Cup, scoring two goals in six games and helping lead the team to second place in Canada.
Chara was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the third round (56th round) of the 1996 NHL Entry Trials.