Zdeno Chára

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Zdeno Chára
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Born March 18, 1977 (1977-03-18) (age 37)
Trenčín, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Weight 255 lb (116 kg; 18 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
National team Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
NHL Draft 56th overall, 1996
New York Islanders
Playing career 1997–present

Zdeno Chára (born March 18, 1977 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia) is an NHL ice hockey defenseman that currently plays for the Boston Bruins where he is the current team captain. Chára played hockey in the WHL for 1 season with the Prince George Cougars. He is the tallest player ever to play in the NHL, measuring in at 6 ft 9 (2.06 m).

On March 8, 2011, He was involved in an on-ice incident when he hit Montreal Canadiens player Max Pacioretty into the stanchion at the end of the bench in the boards. Pacioretty had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher and he suffered a severe concussion and a non-displaced fracture to the 4th vertebra. Chara received a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct. The NHL VP of hockey operations Mike Murphy decided that no further punishment was going to be warranted. Despite this a criminal investigation was announced by the Montreal police[1]

Chára is married to his wife Tatiana Biskupicová and they have one daughter named Elliz Victoria Chára.

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