Zdeno Chara played in his 100th game for the Boston Bruins and it is clear that he is one of the best players to wear the black and gold sweater.
The crazy thing is that Chara didn’t even start his career in Boston. Chara was drafted by the New York Islanders and then traded to the Ottawa Senators. It wasn’t until his 9th year in the NHL that Chara found his way to Boston.
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Chara played in his 1,000th game for the Boston Bruins on Monday night. An amazing feat that is a testament to Chara’s toughness and longevity.
Once Chara came to Boston he made quite the impact. Ever since he has been on the team he was looked at as the top defensemen.
Chara’s stats speak for himself. He will most likely be top 5 in Bruins history in games played by the end of the season and he is already 15th in assists.
Among defensemen, Chara is even better. He is 3rd in goals, assists, and points in Bruins history.
Also Chara was one of the main reasons that Boston was able to win a Stanley Cup. He was a key player in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
These past few years we may have taken Chara for granted. He is definitely getting old and isn’t as fast as he once was.
But Chara is still a great defensemen. Who can forget his amazing moment in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2019 when he played with his jaw wired shut.
I think we will be seeing Chara get his number retired once he does decide to call it a career and it is well deserved. He is a surefire hall of famer and has made a giant impact on the Bruins.