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Zdeno Chara

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)
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) 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 pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players