Zdeno Chara#33 • D
- Status: On roster
- Height: 6'9
- Weight: 250 lbs.
- Shoots: L
- Experience: 20 years
- Birthdate: Mar 18, 1977 (41 years)
- Birthplace: Trencin, SVK
- Drafted: Drafted by NY Islanders in 1996 (3/56).
- Acquired: Acquired as a free agent in 2006.
|His reach is legendary. Can shut down opposing forwards with aplomb. Loves to hit people. Plays with tremendous intensity and grit. Is a true leader in the dressing room. Possesses a great point shot, which produces a good number of goals. Is also a great pugilist. Has difficulty defending some of the quickest forwards in the NHL, since he can struggle with quick turns. Is prone to taking the occasional bad penalty. Does not have the speed to rush up ice with the puck consistently. Is starting to show signs of decline. Injuries are also now a factor.|
|Long Range Potential:|
|Mammoth veteran leader and shutdown defenseman in decline.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2010-11 (Boston)|
|NHL||James Norris Memorial Trophy||2008-09|
|NHL||Mark Messier Leader of the Year Award||2010-11|
|NHL||First All-Star Team||2013-14, 2008-09, 2003-04|
|NHL||Second All-Star Team||2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08, 2005-06|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2011-12, 2010-11, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2002-03|