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Zdeno Chara • D
Ht/Wt:6'9", 250 lbs.
Born:Mar 18, 1977 (45 yrs) in Trencin, SVK
Experience:23 years
Shoots:L
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Scouting Report
"Big Z" had the size (6'9"), strength and enormous reach to be an elite shutdown defenseman, despite a lack of great speed and mobility. He always played the game with enthusiasm and grit, owned a booming shot, was a leader in the room and a mentor to younger teammates. His active stick made things difficult for forwards, while his brawn made things uncomfortable. Very few players challenged him to a fight because he was elite in that area as well. He will go down as one of the all-time great defensemen in the National Hockey League.
Long Range Potential: One of the greatest all-around defensemen in NHL history.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NHL Stanley Cup 2010-11 (Boston)
NHL James Norris Memorial Trophy 2008-09
NHL Mark Messier Leader of the Year Award 2010-11
NHL Plus/Minus Leader 2010-11
NHL First All-Star Team 2013-14, 2008-09, 2003-04
NHL Second All-Star Team 2011-12, 2010-11, 2007-08, 2005-06
NHL Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game 2011-12, 2010-11, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2002-03
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