Zdeno Chara

Age 44 Mar 18, 1977
Trencin SVK
Defense shoots left
6'9" 206 cm
250 lbs 113 kg
ELC Signing Age 7
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2000
Agent Matt Keator
Draft Year 1996
Drafted Overall 56
Draft Round 3
Draft Team New York Islanders

Transaction History
Apr 24, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara became the fifth defenseman in (NHL) history to play 1,600 games when he skated 19:42 in a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday.
Apr 22, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Based on line rushes at morning skate, Chara (undisclosed) is on track to return to action Thursday against the Islanders, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Apr 18, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara (undisclosed) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Bruins, Mike Vogel of the Capitals' official site reports.
Apr 16, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara has posted no points and a minus-5 rating in his last 14 appearances.
Mar 12, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara registered an assist and three hits while logging 17:23 of ice time during Thursday's 5-3 win over the Flyers.
Feb 17, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara recorded an assist and four hits while logging 18:54 of ice time during Tuesday's 3-1 win over Pittsburgh.
Feb 1, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara had a goal on three shots and chipped in with two blocks Monday in a 5-3 loss to the Bruins.
Jan 28, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday.
Jan 5, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara has passed his physicals and cleared COVID-related protocols, paving the way for him to take the ice Tuesday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Jan 4, 2021 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara was absent from Monday's practice due to quarantine protocols, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Dec 30, 2020 Washington Capitals | Zdeno Chara | Chara inked a one-year, $795,000 contract with Washington on Wednesday.
Dec 30, 2020 Zdeno Chara | Chara announced via a social media post that he won't be returning to the Bruins.
Feb 13, 2020 Fined (NHL) fined D Zdeno Chara $5,000 for cross-checking.
Mar 23, 2019 Boston Bruins | signed D Zdeno Chara to a one-year, $2 million contract extension.
Dec 27, 2018 Activated Boston Bruins | activated D Zdeno Chara from injured reserve.
Nov 20, 2018 Injured Boston Bruins | placed D Zdeno Chara on IR.
Mar 28, 2018 Boston Bruins | Agreed to terms with D Zdeno Chara on a one-year, $5 million contract extension.
Oct 24, 2014 Injured Boston Bruins | placed D Zdeno Chara on IR.
Oct 9, 2010 Boston Bruins | (Zdeno Chara) signed to a seven-year contract extension.
2020-2021 Regular Season Stats

Zdeno Chara
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Washington Capitals 55 2 8 10 5 44 809 52.20 52.10 0.50 49.80 -1.30 0.15 0.74
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Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
1994-1995 HK Dukla Trencin U20 Slovakia U20 2 0 0 0 0
1994-1995 HK Dukla Trencin U18 Slovakia U18 30 22 22 44 113
Draft Yr 1995-1996 SHK 37 Piestany Slovakia2 10 1 3 4 10
Draft Yr 1995-1996 HK Dukla Trencin U20 Slovakia U20 22 1 13 14 80
Draft Yr 1995-1996 HK Dukla Trencin II Slovakia2 5 1 1 2 6
Draft Yr 1995-1996 HC Sparta Praha U20 Czech U20 15 1 2 3 42
Draft Yr 1995-1996 HC Sparta Praha Czech 1 0 0 0 0
1996-1997 Prince George Cougars WHL 49 3 19 22 120 Playoffs 15 1 7 8 0
1997-1998 New York Islanders NHL 25 0 1 1 50
1997-1998 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 48 4 9 13 125 Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0
1998-1999 New York Islanders NHL 59 2 6 8 83
1998-1999 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 23 2 2 4 47
1998-1999 Slovakia WC 6 1 0 1 6
1998-1999 Slovakia (all) International 6 1 0 1 6
1999-2000 New York Islanders NHL 65 2 9 11 57
1999-2000 Slovakia WC 9 0 0 0 12
1999-2000 Slovakia (all) International 9 0 0 0 12
2000-2001 New York Islanders NHL 82 2 7 9 157
2000-2001 Slovakia WC 7 0 1 1 10
2000-2001 Slovakia (all) International 7 0 1 1 10
2001-2002 HK Dukla Trencin Slovakia 8 2 2 4 32
2001-2002 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 10 13 23 156 Playoffs 10 0 1 1 0
2002-2003 Ottawa Senators NHL 74 9 30 39 116 Playoffs 18 1 6 7 0
2003-2004 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 16 25 41 147 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
2003-2004 Slovakia WC 9 2 0 2 2
2003-2004 Slovakia (all) International 13 2 2 4 10
2004-2005 Färjestad BK SHL 33 10 15 25 132 Playoffs 13 3 5 8 0
2004-2005 Slovakia WCup 4 0 2 2 8
2004-2005 Slovakia WC 7 0 2 2 2
2004-2005 Slovakia (all) International 7 0 2 2 2
2005-2006 Ottawa Senators NHL 71 16 27 43 135 Playoffs 10 1 3 4 0
2005-2006 Slovakia OG 6 1 1 2 2
2005-2006 Slovakia (all) International 6 1 1 2 2
2006-2007 Boston Bruins NHL 80 11 32 43 100
2006-2007 Slovakia WC 7 3 1 4 4
2006-2007 Slovakia (all) International 8 3 1 4 0
2007-2008 Boston Bruins NHL 77 17 34 51 114 1,348 56.88 51.41 4.97 54.76 5.21 0.27 0.89 Playoffs 7 1 1 2 0
2008-2009 Boston Bruins NHL 80 19 31 50 95 1,404 56.25 52.21 1.31 52.98 1.66 0.26 0.73 Playoffs 11 1 3 4 0
2009-2010 Boston Bruins NHL 80 7 37 44 87 1,453 56.57 55.82 5.76 55.27 3.70 0.08 0.87 Playoffs 13 2 5 7 0
2009-2010 Slovakia OG 7 0 3 3 6
2009-2010 Slovakia (all) International 7 0 3 3 6
2010-2011 Boston Bruins NHL 81 14 30 44 88 1,491 65.18 52.50 4.59 54.93 5.43 0.20 1.01 Playoffs 24 2 7 9 0
2011-2012 Boston Bruins NHL 79 12 40 52 86 1,458 59.84 57.76 5.41 58.16 5.55 0.16 1.15 Playoffs 7 1 2 3 0
2011-2012 Slovakia WC 10 2 2 4 4
2011-2012 Slovakia (all) International 10 2 2 4 4
2012-2013 Boston Bruins NHL 48 7 12 19 70 867 61.29 54.71 2.56 56.75 2.05 0.28 0.90 Playoffs 22 3 12 15 0
2012-2013 HC Lev Praha KHL 25 4 6 10 24
2013-2014 Boston Bruins NHL 77 17 23 40 66 1,385 59.78 57.76 2.52 56.82 1.93 0.30 0.87 Playoffs 12 2 2 4 0
2013-2014 Slovakia OG 4 0 1 1 4
2013-2014 Slovakia (all) International 4 0 1 1 4
2014-2015 Boston Bruins NHL 63 8 12 20 42 1,089 47.95 52.13 0.83 54.77 3.97 0.17 0.44
2015-2016 Boston Bruins NHL 80 9 28 37 71 1,466 54.05 48.89 -1.24 50.07 0.01 0.25 0.90
2016-2017 Team Europe WCup 6 2 0 2 6
2016-2017 Boston Bruins NHL 75 10 19 29 59 1,386 51.18 53.76 0.21 53.27 -3.30 0.26 1.00 Playoffs 6 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 Boston Bruins NHL 73 7 17 24 60 1,339 53.64 54.86 0.13 54.30 -0.07 0.27 0.90 Playoffs 12 1 2 3 0
2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 62 5 9 14 57 1,087 56.04 54.31 3.28 54.01 1.37 0.22 0.55 Playoffs 23 2 4 6 0
2019-2020 Boston Bruins NHL 68 5 9 14 60 1,147 60.70 48.60 -5.10 46.60 -6.50 0.21 0.63 Playoffs 13 0 2 2 0
2020-2021 Washington Capitals NHL 55 2 8 10 44 809 52.20 52.10 0.50 49.80 -1.30 0.15 0.74 Playoffs 5 0 0 0 0
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Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date December 30, 2020
Signing Status UFA
Agent Matt Keator
Standard Contract | 1 Years $795,000 0.98% of cap space
2020-2021
Cap Hit $795,000
UFA
AAV $1,525,000
Performance Bonuses $730,000
Base Salary $795,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $795,000
Minors Salary $795,000
Clauses NMC
UFA Year
$230,000 at 10 games played; $250,000 if Club makes playoffs; $250,000 if Club wins Stanley Cup
Signing Team
Signing Date March 23, 2019
Signing Status UFA
Agent Matt Keator
Standard Contract | 1 Years $2,000,000 2.45% of cap space
2019-2020
Cap Hit $2,000,000
UFA
AAV $3,750,000
Performance Bonuses $1,750,000
Base Salary $2,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $2,000,000
Minors Salary $2,000,000
Clauses NMC
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date March 28, 2018
Signing Status UFA
Agent Matt Keator
Standard Contract | 1 Years $5,000,000 6.29% of cap space
2018-2019
Cap Hit $5,000,000
UFA
AAV $6,750,000
Performance Bonuses $1,750,000
Base Salary $5,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $5,000,000
Minors Salary $5,000,000
Clauses NMC
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date October 10, 2010
Signing Status UFA
Standard Contract | 7 Years $45,500,000 10.76% of cap space
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Cap Hit $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $4,000,000
UFA
AAV $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $6,916,667 $4,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $7,500,000 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $1,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $8,500,000 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Minors Salary $8,500,000 $6,000,000 $8,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Clauses NMC NMC NMC NMC NMC NMC NMC
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date July 2, 2006
Signing Status UFA
Standard Contract | 5 Years $37,500,000 17.05% of cap space
2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
Cap Hit $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
UFA
AAV $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
Minors Salary $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
Clauses NTC NTC NTC NTC NTC
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date August 10, 2004
Standard Contract | 2 Years $3,724,000 4.77% of cap space
2005-2006
Cap Hit $1,862,000
UFA
AAV $1,862,000
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $3,724,000
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $3,724,000
Minors Salary $3,724,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Date January 1, 1970
Entry Level Contract | Years
1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004
Cap Hit $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
AAV $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $875,000 $632,500 $1,100,000 $1,750,000 $2,400,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $875,000 $632,500 $1,100,000 $1,750,000 $2,400,000
Minors Salary $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Clauses
UFA Year
Standard Contract | Years
1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004
Cap Hit $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
AAV $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $875,000 $632,500 $1,100,000 $1,750,000 $2,400,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $875,000 $632,500 $1,100,000 $1,750,000 $2,400,000
Minors Salary $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Clauses
UFA Year