Long Time Bruin, Zdeno Chara Retires
Zdeno Chara, former captain of the Boston Bruins announced this week that he is retired from professional hockey. Chara, 45, was an imposing figure on defense at 6-foot-9 and literally the tallest player in the history of the NHL. After 24 seasons with the Bruins, Islanders, Senators and Capitals, Chara finishes his career with 209 goals and 680 points over 1680 games. Of his 24 seasons, Chara spent 14 of them with Boston, where he had the most impact, leading them to a Stanley Cup championship in the 2010-2011 NHL season.
Along with the news of his retirement, Chara announced that he would retire as a Bruin, signing a one day contract with Boston to officially end his career in the city where he achieved his greatest success on the ice. In addition to winning a Stanley Cup with Boston, Chara also won the Norris Trophy (best defenseman) for the 2008-2009 season and the Mark Messier Leadership Award for the 2010-2011 season. Prior to his one day contract for 2022, Chara was last with the Bruins for the 2019-2020 season.
Expect the Boston Bruins to honor Zdeno Chara at some point this season. For the 2022-2023 season the Bruins will open the pre-season on the road at the Flyers on 9/24 with their pre-season opener on 9/27 vs the Rangers. Boston opens the regular season on the road against the Capitals with their home opener on 10/15 vs the Coyotes. As always you can get Bruins tickets for all games at Boston’s trusted source, Ace Ticket.