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Zdeno Chara
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Zdeno Chara  #33

Boston Bruins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: March 18, 1977  (AGE 38)
HEIGHT: 6' 9" BIRTHPLACE: Trencin, Slovakia
WEIGHT: 255 DRAFTED: NYI / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (56th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award 2010-2011
James Norris Memorial Trophy 2008-2009
2014-15: Has single goals each in 3 of his last 18 games, scored 3/7 vs PHI, 3/14 at PIT and 3/22 at TB ... Multi-pt gms: 3 Inj: 19 ... Shootout: 0/1 Tm Rec in Lineup: 30-20-12 ... Out: 11-7-1 ... w/G: 5-2-1 ... w/A: 7-1-2 ... w/Pt: 11-3-3 ... PP Pts: 4-1=5 ... GW Pts: 0-2=2 Fun Fact: Currently has the highest career plus/minus (+189) of all active defensemen and 5th-best of all active players ... Prior to missing 19 games w/a knee injury earlier this season, he had missed just 20 of a possible 631 games since joining the Bruins at the start of the 2006-07 season and just 11 of those 20 games were due to injury
AHL All-Rookie Team (1998) WC-A All-Star Team (2004) NHL First All-Star Team (2004, 2009, 2014) NHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2008, 2011, 2012) James Norris Memorial Trophy (2009) Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award (2011) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012) Traded to Ottawa by NY Islanders with Bill Muckalt and NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Jason Spezza) in 2001 Entry Draft for Alexei Yashin, June 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), September 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), October 2, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's obviously not fun to not know, but on the other hand, I'm not in a rush. I'm going to be back to 100 percent before I start playing. I'm not going to play on 90 percent.

— Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom in an interview with Washington Post about whether he will be able to play in 2015-16 opener
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