Zdeno Chára

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Zdeno Chára
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Born (1977-03-18) 18 March 1977 (age 43)
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
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 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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