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Zdeno Chara  #33

Boston Bruins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 33 BIRTHDATE: March 18, 1977  (AGE 37)
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
Playoff Notes:  11th NHL playoff in 16th NHL season ... Round 2 vs Mtl:  0-2=2 in 6 gp ... Had assists 5/3 in gm 2 and 5/10 in gm 5 ... Round 1 vs Det:  2-0=2 in 5 gp ... Scored PPGs each 4/20 in gm 2 and 4/26 in gm 5 ... 12 career multi-pt games ... Career OT: 0-3=3 in 38 gp ... Career Game 7s: 10 (4-6)
 
2013-14 Notes: 17 goals tied for 2nd highest mark of his career … Ranked 4th among NHL d’men in goals and 2nd in PPG (10) … 6 multi-pt games … Inj: 1 … DND: 4
 
Playoff Fun Fact: Has played the most post-season games of any current Bruin (140) and played his 100th NHL playoff game on 6/15/11 in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final
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.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres