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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.
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I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday