Ebene News – CA – Washington Capitals Agree on Year-Round Zdeno Chara Deal

Zdeno Chara will not return with the Boston Bruins after reaching a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals

The longtime Bruins captain said his farewell to Boston on Instagram minutes before the Capitals announced Chara would be heading to DC

In the post, Chara says the Bruins informed him that “they plan to move forward with their many young and talented players” and that he has respected their decision

“My time as the proud captain of the @NHLBruins is over First of all I want to thank the passionate and loyal Bruins fans, who have shared the ups and downs of every season for the past 14 yearsZdeno Chara bids farewell to Boston via Instagram: IG / zeechara33 picTwittercom / rYHfWFHvjD

Chara turns 44 in March and has just struck a deal that paid him $ 3.75 million last season but a cap of $ 2 million reached He has spent the last 14 seasons with Boston and will play his 23rd campaign in 2020 -2021

“We are extremely pleased that Zdeno is joining the Capitals organization,” Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said in a team statement. “We believe that his experience and leadership will strengthen our blue line and our team”

In 1,553 career games, sixth all-time by a defenseman, Chara scored 205 goals and 656 points. He won the Norris in 2009, was a finalist five more times and led the Bruins to three finals in the Stanley Cup, including a victory in 2011

Following NHL realignment for 2021 season, Bruins and Capitals will face each other in the Eastern Division and face each other eight times in the 56-game season

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Ebene News – CA – Washington capitals agree to one-year contract with Zdeno Chara

Source: https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article/washington-capitals-agree-one-year-deal-zdeno-chara/