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Zdeno Chara

39-Year-Old Defenseman – Boston Bruins

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Chara, whose 2014-15 campaign was slowed by knee woes stemming from an October injury, finished up the season with a subpar 20 points and 42 PIM in 63 games, with the blueliner acknowledging that he wasn't skating at 100 percent when he returned to action in December. During...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 9"   WT: 250   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 finished the 2015-16 season with nine goals and 37 points in 80 games to go along with 71 PIM.

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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 63 8 12 20 0 42 138 5.8 0 0 23:21 4 1 5 2:06 125 99
2015-16 38 NHL BOS 80 9 28 37 12 71 158 5.7 3 0 24:06 1 9 10 1:34 134 123
2015-16 Proj 38 NHL BOS 74 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Zdeno Chara

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#1 Left Defenseman
  1. Zdeno Chara
  2. Joe Morrow
  3. Torey Krug  OUT
Boston Bruins

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

24:06

Average Time On Ice

On average, Zdeno Chara was on the ice for 24:06.

1:34

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Zdeno Chara was on the ice for 1:34 during power plays.

3:20

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Zdeno Chara was on the ice for 3:20 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 24:39 2:49 3:46
2014-15 23:21 2:06 3:04
2015-16 24:06 1:34 3:20

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Zdeno Chara
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 OTT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 25:42 2:37
Apr 7 DET 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 24:02 1:19
Apr 5 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 24:51 2:00
Apr 3 @CHI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 2 23:48 0:16
Apr 1 @STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 28:29 0:44
Mar 29 @NJD 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 23:28 1:23
Mar 26 @TOR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 5 1 25:41 2:32
Mar 24 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 23:25 2:22
Mar 23 @NYR 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:29 0:39
Mar 19 @LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 6 2 23:27 2:49
Mar 18 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 20:58 1:21
Mar 15 @SAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:29 1:00
Mar 12 NYI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 22:11 0:00
Mar 10 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 4 2 23:09 0:56
Mar 8 @TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 23:55 0:00
Mar 7 @FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 25:18 1:13
Mar 5 WAS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 24:24 2:28
Mar 3 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 23:53 0:00
Mar 1 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 24:42 2:47
Feb 28 TAM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:43 4:26
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Feb 26 @CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 5 26:36 0:23
Feb 24 PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 23:05 0:00
Feb 22 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 24:17 1:14
Feb 20 @DAL 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.0 0 0 25:11 4:24
Feb 18 @NAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 4 21:48 2:40
Feb 16 @CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 24:05 1:35
Feb 14 @DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 21:58 1:00
Feb 13 @MIN 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 1 23:50 4:30
Feb 11 @WPG 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 22:08 0:45
Feb 9 LOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:13 2:49
Feb 6 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 23:31 1:30
Feb 4 @BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 2 26:56 3:53
Feb 2 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 24:46 2:36
Jan 26 ANA 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 4 1 23:19 2:56
Jan 25 @PHI 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 3 5 25:10 0:50
Jan 23 CLM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 25:45 2:48
Jan 21 VAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 22:09 0:00
Jan 19 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 5 23:24 2:28
Jan 16 TOR 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 24:04 0:27
Jan 15 @BUF 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 24:15 1:53
Jan 13 @PHI 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 4 23:37 0:46
Jan 11 @NYR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 25:13 0:55
Jan 9 @OTT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 21:37 0:39
Jan 8 @NJD 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 22:44 2:41
Jan 5 WAS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 27:16 1:22
Jan 1 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 23:36 2:18
Dec 29 OTT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 24:38 5:18
Dec 27 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 25:16 3:01
Dec 26 BUF 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 26:18 2:49
Dec 22 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 23:21 0:00
Dec 20 NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 1 22:32 0:32
Dec 18 @PIT 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 24:08 1:24
Dec 16 PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:35 1:19
Dec 14 EDM 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 23:06 1:18
Dec 12 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 23:25 0:00
Dec 9 @MON 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 25:12 1:37
Dec 7 NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 22:18 0:28
Dec 5 @VAN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 25:47 0:53
Dec 4 @CGY 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 24:37 0:41
Dec 2 @EDM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 26:07 1:04
Nov 27 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 22:50 1:07
Nov 25 @DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 2 24:12 0:58
Nov 23 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 26:44 1:13
Nov 21 TOR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 2 1 23:03 0:18
Nov 19 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 3 25:52 0:00
Nov 17 SAN 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 21:07 1:07
Nov 14 DET 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:38 0:17
Nov 12 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 2 24:31 0:47
Nov 8 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 28:46 1:16
Nov 7 @MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 23:27 1:55
Nov 5 @WAS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 24:47 1:55
Nov 3 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 22:34 2:06
Oct 31 @TAM 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 1 24:10 1:43
Oct 30 @FLA 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 50.0 3 4 26:19 1:32
Oct 27 ARI 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:57 2:18
Oct 23 @NYI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 3 24:15 1:07
Oct 21 PHI 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 26:46 1:48
Oct 17 @ARI 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 5 25:36 2:29
Oct 14 @COL 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:47 1:39
Oct 12 TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 21:27 0:40
Oct 10 MON Did Not Play
Oct 8 WPG Did Not Play

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

Chara picked up his 28th assist of the season in 23:48 of ice time in Sunday's 6-4 loss to Chicago.

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Chara scored a goal on two shots in 25:41 of ice time in a 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

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Chara saw 25:18 worth of ice time in Monday's overtime win over the Panthers.

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Chara (undisclosed) will play Monday against the Panthers.

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Chara (undisclosed) is expected to play Monday against the Panthers.

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Chara (unspecified issue) was not present for Monday's morning skate in advance of the Bruins' evening tilt against the Panthers.

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Chara grabbed a pair of power-play assists in Saturday's 7-3 victory over Dallas.

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Chara notched a secondary assist on the power play in Tuesdayís 9-2 loss to the Kings.

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Chara earned a pair of assists and blocked five shots in a 3-2 win over the Flyers on Monday.

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Chara notched an assist in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Senators.

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Chara notched an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Canadiens.

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Chara scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 2-0 win over Toronto. It came at the 16:17 mark of the third period.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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, the fitness-minded Chara has shown little sign of slowing down. Heading into the coming season, Chara remains arguably the NHLís premier shutdown defender, with an imposing physical presence aided by his extraordinary reach. Moreover, Chara is surprisingly deft with the puck, and whether heís using his booming shot from the point or setting up screens in front of the net, heís as much of a force on the Bruinsí power play as he is while logging extensive even-strength minutes.

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.