Washington Capitals sign defenseman Zdeno char $ 795,000 deal for one year.
A six-time NHL All-Star and 2011 Stanley Cup champion, Cher is currently the oldest player in the league (43 years old) and the longest player in NHL history (6-9).
Hockey News’ Ken Campbell Was the first person to report the news.
Official! BIG Z TO DC!
The Washington Capitals have agreed terms with defenseman Zdeno Chara for a one-year, $ 795,000 contract.
– Washington Capitals (@Callapis) 30 December 2020
“We are very pleased to have Jaden join the Capitol organization,” Capital General Manager Brian McLean said in a release. “We feel that his experience and leadership will strengthen our team and our team.”
Chara thanked the Bruins fans and said goodbye on his personal Instagram.
His message reads:
My family and I have been fortunate to call the great city of Boston our home for over 14 years. Recently, The Boston Bruins have informed me that they plan to move forward with many of their younger and talented players and I respect their decision. Unfortunately, my time as the proud captain of the Bruins has ended.
I would first like to thank the passionate and loyal Bruins fans who shared the ups and downs of each season over the past 14 years. I am proud that we were able to celebrate the Stanley Cup in Boston and with all of you, in New England and around the world, in Boston, a moment I will never forget. All of you have considered my family and me one of my own and I will always be grateful to you. Thank you.
I also want to thank all the staff of the Bruins. Trainers, equipment workers, medical staff (all doctors, dentists and physicians), PR and hockey operations, front office workers, arena staff, security and all who helped make the last 14 years memorable. While there are too many names to mention, please know how sincerely grateful I am to each of you.
I want to thank Jacob’s family that he introduced Bruins as their captain. I am grateful and proud of everything I have done.
To all my peers over the years in Boston, I am so lucky to have a lifetime to remember that I will never forget. From the highest heights to the lowest, we were always a team, we were always there for each other and those bonds and friendships would never be forgotten.
My family and I will always cherish the strong friendships and relationships we have forged here. Since early 2006, we have been embraced by this community and feel welcomed. We will always be grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the community and to those who have always supported me and my family.
As I begin this next chapter, I want the people of Boston to know how proud I was of being a Bruin and how grateful I am for everyone’s support over the years. “Thank you” is not enough to express my sincere gratitude. I will always be Bruin. I will always love Boston.
Chara has played the past 14 seasons with the Boston Brins and was the captain of the team. After forcing fellow legend Heinrich Lundkvist for next season due to heart disease, the Capitals were likely to shell out money for the bait.
During his 22 seasons in the NHL, Cher scored 205 goals and scored 656 points in 1,553 games. Cher has won the NHL’s hardest shot contests in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. He owns the toughest shot ever in 2012 with a slap shot of 108.8 mph.
Char is known for his tireless work ethic and toughness. In 2019, the Chara Championship series were played through multiple jaw fractures during Games Five, Six and Seven.
His jovial joy of lifting the Stanley Cup in 2011 was recently recalled by Alex Ovechkin in 2018.
Now here are some fun, physical videos of Chara playing against the Capitals.
I think he is going to be alright!
More than capitals:
ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals on a one-year, $ 795,000 contract with Senior District President and General Manager Brian McLennan agreeing terms with defenseman Zdeno Chara.
Chara, 43, recorded 14 points (5G, 9A) in 68 matches with the Boston Bruins last season. The Trinkin, Slovakia, native ranks 3:11 penalty kills at 11th in the NHL and helping the Bruins to the third-best penalty kill percentage last season (84.3). Chara finished second among Bruin defensemen in blocked shots (101).
Prior to joining Washington, Chara was the longest-serving captain in the league, having worn a “C” for the Bruins since their first season in Boston in 2006–07. At 6-foot-9 and weighing 250 pounds, he is also the tallest player to play in the NHL. Charra is entering the 23rd season of his career in the NHL. Among active NHL players, time in grazing plus / minus (5: 8), time on ice (37,128: 55), penalty minutes (1,956), in the third played game (1,553) and ninth shots (3,3,1 ). He is one of six Bruins to appear in at least 1,000 games (1,023), and his 481 points (148g, 333a) ranks third among Bruin defensemen in franchise history, with Hall of Fears Ray Bourke (1,506) and Behind Bobby Orr (888).
In 1,553 career regular season games with the Bruins, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators – the sixth-highest game in NHL history among defensemen – Chara has 656 points (205g, 451a).
A Stanley Cup champion with Boston in 2011, Charra became the second European-born captain to win the Stanley Cup (Nickels Lidstrom) and the first from a country behind Iron Curtan (Czechoslovakia). Chara has recorded 70 points (18G, 52A) in 195 playoff games, the ninth-most playoff game by a defenseman in NHL history and the most in active defenseman.
In his 22-year NHL career, Chara has received many personal accolades. He was awarded the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman in 2008–09 after scoring 19 career goals and 31 goals in 31 games with Boston. He was the recipient of the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2010–11 for his exemplary leadership both on and off the ice. He was named to the NHL First All-Star Team three times (2003-04, 2008-09, 2013-14), second All-Star Team four times (2005-06, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2011) I went. 12) and is a six-time NHL All-Star (2002-03, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12). He was also the recipient of the Golden Puck three times (2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12) as Slovakia’s Player of the Year.
Chara has represented his country Slovakia in international sports on several occasions, including three Olympics (2006, 2010, 2014), with one goal and five assists in 17 games. Most recently, Chara served as an alternate captain for Team Europe in Hockey’s 2016 World Cup, scoring two goals in six matches to help the team reach second place in Canada.
Chara was originally selected by the New York Islanders in the third round (56th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.