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Longtime defenseman Zdeno Chára has retired

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chára has announced his retirement. He is going to sign a one day contract with the Boston Bruins.

He steps away from the sport as teams around the league begin their preparations for the new season.

Zdeno Chára (Photo by Zdeno Chára/Instagram)

“After 25 seasons of professional hockey 1,680 NHL regular season games, 200 Stanley Cup Playoff games, and hundreds of international games, I am proud to announce my decision to retire from the National Hockey League,” Chara said in an Instagram post. “In doing so, I am honored to return to TD Garden today to sign a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and officially finish my career with the team that has meant so much to me and my family.

“There are so many people that have helped contribute to my success, including all of you, and I look forward to properly thanking everyone this afternoon.”

Chára spent 14 seasons with the Bruins. He also won a Stanley Cup with the team.

Outside of playing for the Bruins, he also spent time with the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, and the Washington Capitals. His playing career spanned from 1997 through last season.

He began and ended his career playing for the Islanders. In his final season, he appeared in 72 games. Chára had two goals and 12 assists.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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