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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
2013-14 Notes: Has 4 assists in his last 3 games played with an assist 4/5 vs. Philadelphia, 2 assists 4/8 in Minnesota and an assist 4/12 vs. Buffalo ... Has 1-9=10 totals in his last 13 games ... The Bruins are 30-2-2 in games in which he has a point and 14-0-1 when he scores a goal ... Had his 5th career Gordie Howe hat trick11/29 vs. NY Rangers ... Played his 1,100th NHL game 1/14 vs. Toronto and recorded his 500th NHL point with a goal 1/27 at NY Islanders ... 6 multi-pt gms … Longest pt streak: 4 (0-5=5, 3/17-22) … Fighting majors: 2 … Injured: 1 (12/28) ... Did Not Dress:  3
Fun Facts:  Is just the 3rd Slovakian-born captain in NHL history and is in his 8th season as Boston's captain, the 2nd-longest current tenure in the league (Shane Doan, Phx) ... Captained Slovakia in the Olympics (0-1=1 in 4 gp) and had the honor of serving as his country's flag bearer in the Opening Ceremonies.
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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery