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Bruins Announce Pregame Ceremonies To Honor Chara, Halak and Rask

Fans can celebrate milestones at TD Garden on Jan. 16, Jan. 21 and Feb. 8

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today, January 14, that goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak and defenseman Zdeno Chara will each be honored in upcoming pregame ceremonies for reaching their respective career milestones. 

Rask's achievement of playing 500 career games will be celebrated on Thursday, January 16, prior to the Bruins-Penguins game. Rask reached the 500-game milestone on October 23, 2019 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team that drafted him 21st overall in 2005. The 6-foot-3, 176-pound goaltender made 28 saves to earn his 269th career win and become the 72nd goaltender in National Hockey League history to appear in 500 games.

Halak will also be honored for playing 500 career games in a pregame ceremony on Tuesday, January 21, prior to the Bruins-Golden Knights game. Halak reached the 500-game milestone on December 3, 2019, when he made 24 saves for a 2-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden. The game marked his 49th career shutout and 261st win while making him the 74th goaltender in National Hockey League history to appear in 500 career games. 

On Saturday, February 8, captain Zdeno Chara will be recognized for playing in his 1,500th career game and 1,000th game as a Bruin in a pregame ceremony prior to the Bruins-Coyotes game. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound defenseman played in his 1,500th career game on November 5, 2019 against the Montreal Canadiens and reached his 1,000th game as a Bruin on January 13, 2020 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Chara currently ranks 18th all-time in games played (1,530) and is just the sixth player in franchise history to play 1,000 games with Boston.

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