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Zdeno Chara
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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
2014-15: Currently on IR w/a left knee ligament tear suffered 10/23 vs NYI ... Has 2-1=3 totals in 3 of his last 4 games played w/single goals each 10/16 at MTL (PP) and 10/18 at BUF and an assist 10/21 vs SJ ... Multi-pt gms: 0 Inj: 14 2013-14: First Team NHL All-Star and Norris Trophy finalist 17-23=40 w/66 PIM in 77 gp 17 goals tied for 2nd highest mark of his career Ranked 4th among NHL d men in goals and 2nd in PPG (10) Fun Fact: Currently has the highest career plus/minus (+186) of all active defensemen and 5th-best of all active players ... Prior to his current injury, 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 ... He has already missed 14 games with his current 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

The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.

— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series