Drafted 56th overall in 1996, Chara will be the 6th defenseman in NHL history to play past the age of 42.

  • At age 42, Zdeno Chára still seems to have energy to spare as he has just signed a one-year contract extension with the Boston Bruins.
  • The defenseman base salary for the next season will be $ 2 million.
  • It could also touch $ 1.75 million more depending on his performance on the ice
  • Anyone complaining about this deal should step away from the keypad.
  • With this extension, Zdeno Chára should play a 22nd season in the NHL.
  • It would also be his 14th with the Boston Bruins.
  • In 55 games this year, the big Dinosaur defender earned 11 points (4 goals and 7 assists).
  • Zdeno Chára is currently the second oldest player to play in the NHL behind Matt Cullen.

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