Zdeno Chára

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Zdeno Chára
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Born (1977-03-18) 18 March 1977 (age 45)
Trenčín, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
Height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg; 17 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Washington Capitals
Boston Bruins
Dukla Trenčín
Sparta Prague
New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators
Färjestad BK
Lev Praha
National team  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 Washington Capitals. Until December 30 2020, Chára was the captain of the Boston Bruins.[1] 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[2]

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

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  1. "Zdeno Chara leaves Boston Bruins after 14 seasons with team, signs with Washington Capitals". Retrieved 2020-12-31.
  2. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2011/03/10/pacioretty-hit-police-investigation.html

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