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Zdeno Chára

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'9" / 205 cm
  • Weight
    249 lbs / 113 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    18/19

A dominating all-round defenseman. Plays aggressively, loves to be physical and hits a lot. A hard-working team player. Possesses one of the hardest slapshots in the game. Lacks speed and agility, which can lead to issues with quick forwards. A very good penalty killer and, thanks to his slapshot, a useful point man on powerplay. (Matias Strozyk, 2011)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1994-95 HK Dukla Trencin U18 Slovakia U18 30 22 22 44 113 |
HK Dukla Trencin U20 Slovakia U20 2 0 0 0 0 |
1995-96 HK Dukla Trencin U20 Slovakia U20 22 1 13 14 80 |
HK Dukla Trencin II Slovakia2 5 1 1 2 6 2 |
SHK 37 Piestany Slovakia2 10 1 3 4 10 |
HC Sparta Praha U20 Czech U20 15 1 2 3 42 |
HC Sparta Praha Czech 1 0 0 0 0 |
1996-97 Prince George Cougars WHL 49 3 19 22 120 -5 | Playoffs 15 1 7 8 45 6
1997-98 New York Islanders NHL 25 0 1 1 50 1 |
Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 48 4 9 13 125 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 4 1
1998-99 New York Islanders NHL 59 2 6 8 83 -8 |
Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 23 2 2 4 47 5 |
Slovakia WC 6 1 0 1 6 4 |
Slovakia (all) International 6 1 0 1 6 4 |
1999-00 New York Islanders NHL 65 2 9 11 57 -27 |
Slovakia “A” WC 9 0 0 0 12 1 |
Slovakia (all) International 9 0 0 0 12 1 |
2000-01 New York Islanders “A” NHL 82 2 7 9 157 -27 |
Slovakia WC 7 0 1 1 10 1 |
Slovakia (all) International 7 0 1 1 10 1 |
2001-02 HK Dukla Trencin Slovakia 8 2 2 4 32 1 |
Ottawa Senators NHL 75 10 13 23 156 30 | Playoffs 10 0 1 1 12 4
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 74 9 30 39 116 29 | Playoffs 18 1 6 7 14 4
2003-04 Ottawa Senators “A” NHL 79 16 25 41 147 33 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 8 3
Slovakia WCup 4 0 2 2 8 -5 |
Slovakia “A” WC 9 2 0 2 2 6 |
Slovakia (all) International 13 2 2 4 10 1 |
2004-05 Färjestad BK SHL 33 10 15 25 132 24 | Playoffs 13 3 5 8 82 3
Slovakia WC 7 0 2 2 2 1 |
Slovakia (all) International 7 0 2 2 2 1 |
2005-06 Ottawa Senators “A” NHL 71 16 27 43 135 17 | Playoffs 10 1 3 4 23 0
Slovakia OG 6 1 1 2 2 6 |
Slovakia (all) International 6 1 1 2 2 6 |
2006-07 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 80 11 32 43 100 -21 |
Slovakia “A” WC 7 3 1 4 4 4 |
Slovakia (all) International 8 3 1 4 - |
2007-08 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 77 17 34 51 114 14 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 12 -1
2008-09 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 80 19 31 50 95 23 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4 12 1
2009-10 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 80 7 37 44 87 19 | Playoffs 13 2 5 7 29 1
Slovakia “C” OG 7 0 3 3 6 0 |
Slovakia (all) International 7 0 3 3 6 0 |
2010-11 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 81 14 30 44 88 33 | Playoffs 24 2 7 9 34 16
2011-12 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 79 12 40 52 86 33 | Playoffs 7 1 2 3 8 -1
Slovakia “C” WC 10 2 2 4 4 4 |
Slovakia (all) International 10 2 2 4 4 4 |
2012-13 HC Lev Praha “C” KHL 25 4 6 10 24 5 |
Boston Bruins “C” NHL 48 7 12 19 70 14 | Playoffs 22 3 12 15 20 7
2013-14 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 77 17 23 40 66 25 | Playoffs 12 2 2 4 14 4
Slovakia “C” OG 4 0 1 1 4 -1 |
Slovakia (all) International 4 0 1 1 4 -1 |
2014-15 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 63 8 12 20 42 0 |
2015-16 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 80 9 28 37 71 12 |
2016-17 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 75 10 19 29 59 18 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 2 -3
Team Europe “A” WCup 6 2 0 2 6 0 |
2017-18 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 73 7 17 24 60 22 | Playoffs 12 1 2 3 4 7
2018-19 Boston Bruins “C” NHL 7 1 1 2 2 -1 |
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Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 71 6 11 17 0.24 172 5 | 1 0 0 0 0.00 4 1
Czech 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
Czech U20 15 1 2 3 0.20 42 0 |
International 77 9 13 22 0.29 56 17 |
KHL 25 4 6 10 0.40 24 5 |
NHL 1430 196 434 630 0.44 1841 239 | 159 16 46 62 0.39 192 42
OG 17 1 5 6 0.35 12 5 |
SHL 33 10 15 25 0.76 132 24 | 13 3 5 8 0.62 82 3
Slovakia 8 2 2 4 0.50 32 1 |
Slovakia U18 30 22 22 44 1.47 113 0 |
Slovakia U20 24 1 13 14 0.58 80 0 |
Slovakia2 15 2 4 6 0.40 16 2 |
WC 55 8 6 14 0.25 40 21 |
WCup 10 2 2 4 0.40 14 -5 |
WHL 49 3 19 22 0.45 120 -5 | 15 1 7 8 0.53 45 6
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
03/28/2018
03/28/2018 Extension Boston Bruins Boston Bruins
10/02/2012
10/02/2012 Confirmed Boston Bruins HC Lev Praha
10/09/2010
10/09/2010 Extension Boston Bruins Boston Bruins
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1996, 1 #6 overall by Prince George Cougars in the CHL Import Draft

Cult/Star player for Boston Bruins

Cult/Star player for Färjestad BK

Cult/Star player for HK Dukla Trencin

Cult/Star player for Ottawa Senators

Cult/Star player for Slovakia

Career transactions
- 2012-10-02 • Signed to a lockout contract by HC Lev Praha | Full story
- 2010-10-09 • Signed to a seven-year contract extension by the Boston Bruins | $45,500,000 | Full story
- 2006-07-01 • Signed to a five-year contract by the Boston Bruins | $37,500,000 | Full story


• Chara owns the record for the hardest shot in the history of the NHL skills competition. 2009, Chara’s hardest shot measured 105.4 mph, which was 0.2 mph better than Al Iafrate’s previous record set in 1993.

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