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New York Islanders Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division
Zdeno Chara • #33 • D
Status:Upper body injury, injured reserve
Ht/Wt:6'9", 250 lbs.
Born:Mar 18, 1977 (45 yrs) in Trencin, SVK
Experience:23 years
Drafted:Drafted by NY Islanders in 1996 (3/56).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2021.
2021-22 Season Stats
YTD 25 0 2 2 1 57 0 0 0 18:41 26 0.08
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Scouting Report
Assets: His reach is legendary. Can shut down opposing forwards with aplomb. Loves to hit people. Plays with tremendous intensity and grit. Is a true leader in the dressing room. Possesses a great point shot, which produces a good number of goals. Is also a great pugilist.
Flaws: Has difficulty defending some of the quickest forwards in the NHL, since he can struggle with quick turns. Is prone to taking the occasional bad penalty. Does not have the speed to rush up ice with the puck consistently. Is starting to show signs of decline.
Career Potential: Mammoth, veteran all-round defenseman and leader in decline.
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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