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Zdeno Chara

37-Year-Old Defenseman – Boston Bruins

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Bruinsí hulking captain finished the 2013-14 regular season with 17 goals, 40 points and a plus-25 rating in 77 games, en route to finishing as the runner-up in the NHLís Norris Trophy voting. At 37 years old, the clock may soon start ticking on his prime, but thus far, ...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  11/25/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 9"   WT: 255   DOB: 3/18/1977
BORN: Trencin, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #56 Overall in 1996   Show ContractHide Contract

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Zdeno Chara Contract Information:

Signed a seven-year contract extension with the Bruins in October 2010.

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Chara (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

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Zdeno Chara NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 28 71 16 27 43 17 135 212 7.5 3 1 10 0 10
2006-07 29 80 11 32 43 -21 100 204 5.4 3 0 9 0 9
2007-08 30 77 17 34 51 14 114 207 8.2 0 1 9 0 9
2008-09 31 80 19 31 50 23 95 216 8.8 3 0 26:04 11 16 27 3:46 169 123
2009-10 32 80 7 37 44 19 87 242 2.9 1 0 25:22 4 12 16 3:06 151 104
2010-11 33 NHL BOS 81 14 30 44 33 88 264 5.3 2 1 25:26 8 7 15 4:03 153 111
2011-12 34 NHL BOS 79 12 40 52 33 86 224 5.4 0 0 25:00 8 10 18 2:57 166 87
2012-13 35 NHL BOS 48 7 12 19 14 70 119 5.9 2 0 24:56 3 1 4 3:40 101 64
2013-14 36 NHL BOS 77 17 23 40 25 66 168 10.1 3 0 24:39 10 5 15 2:49 163 104
2014-15 37 NHL BOS 9 2 1 3 -2 6 28 7.1 0 0 21:41 1 0 1 2:33 8 12
2014-15 Proj 37 NHL BOS 78 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Zdeno Chara

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Time On Ice Stats

21:41

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zdeno Chara was on the ice for 21:41.

2:33

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Zdeno Chara was on the ice for 2:33 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 24:56 3:40
2013-14 24:39 2:49
2014-15 21:41 2:33

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Zdeno Chara 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 28 MIN Did Not Play
Oct 25 at TOR Did Not Play
Oct 23 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 4:13 0:52
Oct 21 SJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 25:32 0:54
Oct 18 at BUF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 1 3 24:22 2:42
Oct 16 at MON 1 0 1 -3 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 2 24:32 3:47
Oct 15 at DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 28:08 3:22
Oct 13 COL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 22:43 2:28
Oct 11 WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 21:56 3:25
Oct 9 at DET 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 1 22:30 4:06
Oct 8 PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 21:17 1:22

Zdeno Chara: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Per GM Peter Chiarelli, surgery is not considered a likely option for Chara, who sustained a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Thursday's game against the Islanders, the Bruins' official site reports.

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The Bruins confirmed Friday that Chara suffered a PCL tear in his left knee Thursday against the Islanders, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports. Chara will miss four-to-six weeks and will not require surgery.

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Chara is dealing with a knee ligament injury and is expected to miss at least four-to-six weeks, Aaron Ward of TSN reports.

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Chara left Thursday's game in the first period and won't return.

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Chara left Thursday's game against the Islanders in the first period, after he laid a hard hit on John Tavares, Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com reports.

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Chara recorded his second goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Sabres.

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Chara scored his first goal of the season Thursday against the Canadiens, but finished minus-3 in the defeat.

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Chara opened the scoring in Wednesday's 2-0 preseason win over the Capitals.

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Injuries to two of Chara's fingers that he suffered in last season's playoffs have sufficiently healed, according to the Boston Herald.

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Chara said that the two finger injuries he sustained during the Bruins' second-round playoff series with the Canadiens have healed, but noted that he's still trying to regain full feeling, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports.

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Chara will not undergo surgery on a fractured finger on his left hand, ESPN.com reports. "No, no surgery," Chara said. "That's a positive."

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Chara collected an assist and finished plus-5 in the Bruins' 5-3 win over Montreal in Saturday's Game 2 of the second-round series.

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2014-15

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2013-14

The hulking 36-year-old remains one of the NHL's top shut-down defenders and given how fitness-minded he is, Chara shows no signs of slowing down at this stage of his career. The Bruinsí captain is coming off a 19-point effort in 48 regular season contests, but he did manage 15 points in 22 post-season games. He still possesses a booming shot that should result in better offensive numbers this coming season, given the extensive ice time he sees while skating both a regular shifting and manning the point on the Bís power play.

2012-13

Chara, who won the Norris Trophy in 2009, scored 12 goals and added 40 assists for a career-high 52 points in 79 games this past season. He also recorded a spiffy plus-33 rating, while continuing in his role as one of the NHL's top shut-down defenders. While the big guy is no doubt smarting from the Bruinsí early playoff elimination, from an individual standpoint his 2010-11 season was a resounding success, resulting in a third place finish in the Norris voting. At 35, he shows no signs of slowing down at this point in his career, especially given the rigorous fitness/conditioning regimen he keeps.

2011-12

Chara, who recorded 14 goals and 44 points in 81 games, led the NHL with a plus-33 mark, a figure that is most impressive given the fact that he is so often deployed against opponents' top offensive threats. He continued his shutdown ways in the playoffs, compiling a postseason high plus-16 rating. Chara will return to anchor the B's blue line in 2011-12, where he will reprise his role as an ice-time-eating physical force. About the only flaw we can find in his game is that Chara's deliberate windup sometimes prevents his rocket of a shot from being as effective a weapon as it could be. If it gets through a few more times next season, resulting in a handful more points, then Chara could easily move up in the Norris Trophy voting next year. He finished third this past season, as it is.

2010-11

The B's towering blueliner finished the 2009-10 season with 44 points, six off his Norris Trophy-winning mark of the previous campaign. Chara managed to put up a career-high 242 shots on goal last year, but his seven goals represented a significant drop-off from the 19 he put up in 2008-09. The reason? He spent most of the season playing with a balky left hand, a nagging issue that took some of the mustard off his rocket shot. The good news is that Chara should be fully healthy for the start of training camp ... and pay attention here ... he's in a contract year. Big Z will continue to anchor the Bruins' blue line, and he figures to benefit from having a full season of either Dennis Seidenberg or Johnny Boychuk (players he had good chemistry with last year) playing alongside him from the get-go.

2009-10

The Bís hulking blueliner with the mile-long reach recorded 19 goals and 50 points and a plus-23 rating in 80 games this past season, en route to beating out Detroit star Nicklas Lidstrom and Washington's high-scoring Mike Green for the Norris Trophy as the NHLís top defenseman. Chara is no Bobby Orr in terms of skill, but his all-around prowess and defensive dominance combine to make him the leagueís top shutdown defender. His big shot also ensures that he will see power play time and continue to put up fantasy-worthy numbers.

2008-09

While Big Z wasn't exactly a total bust in his first year with the Bruins, the return on the team's investment in the second year of his free agent deal was much higher on the second go-around as he performed at a Norris Trophy finalist level. Using his reach advantage and "moves well for a big man" skills, he had his best year offensively (17-34-51) and improved his plus/minus from minus-21 in 2006-07 to plus-14. Offseason shoulder surgery, which he will be fully recovered from come training camp, should help him regain some zing on his booming slapper, which could help him zero in on the 20-goal plateau.

2007-08

Admittedly, Chara had a tough time adjusting to his new environment last season, but his 43 points did match the career-high he set from the previous year. The biggest decline on Chara's stats sheet was in the plus-minus department, as he went from plus-17 in 2005-06 to minus-21. Otherwise, he was still solid in PIMs (100) and power-play points (26, also a career-high). Bottom line, the guy is a workhorse and he will see monster minutes again this year -- count on 28-plus per game. That's the kind of d-man you want on your fantasy roster.

2006-07

Chara is a hard-shooting, ice-munching monster will win a Norris Trophy very soon; in fact, he'll probably be short-listed for it this season. He won't be the most offensively gifted Bruins defender but he'll be an outstanding talent -- on the ice and in the fantasy arena. Expect a 40 to 45-point season with well over 100 PIMs and lots of time spent on the power play (albeit, he's likely on the second unit).

2005-06

Z is playing for a new contract. Lookout! He's a near-lock for 45+ points, 110+ PIMs and an impressive plus/minus total.