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Zdeno Chara

\zeh-DAY-noh CHAH-ruh\

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-9 (206 cm)
Weight: 255 lbs. (116 kg)

Born: March 18, 1977 in Trencin, Slovakia
Draft: NY Islanders, 3rd round (56th overall), 1996 NHL Entry
Amateur Teams: Prince George Cougars
Current salary: $7,000,000
Current cap hit: $6,916,667

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com




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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 4, 2015 3:25 AM

NHL Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV Awards
1997-98 20 NYI NHL 25 0 1 1 1 50 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0.0
1998-99 21 NYI NHL 59 2 6 8 -8 83 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 56 3.6 1115 18:54
1999-00 22 NYI NHL 65 2 9 11 -27 57 2 0 0 1 8 0 1 47 4.3 1486 22:52
2000-01 23 NYI NHL 82 2 7 9 -27 157 1 0 1 0 5 0 2 83 2.4 1832 22:20
2001-02 24 OTT NHL 75 10 13 23 30 156 5 4 1 2 10 1 2 105 9.5 1670 22:16 AS-13
2002-03 25 OTT NHL 74 9 30 39 29 116 6 3 0 2 14 14 2 168 5.4 1847 24:57 AS-8,Norris-7
2003-04 26 OTT NHL 79 16 25 41 33 147 9 7 0 3 15 7 3 185 8.6 1946 24:38 AS-1,Hart-25,Norris-2
2005-06 28 OTT NHL 71 16 27 43 17 135 5 10 1 3 13 12 2 212 7.5 1930 27:11 AS-2,AS-4,Hart-19,Norris-4
2006-07 29 BOS NHL 80 11 32 43 -21 100 2 9 0 3 14 17 1 204 5.4 2237 27:58 AS-23,Norris-20
2007-08 30 BOS NHL 77 17 34 51 14 114 7 9 1 0 17 16 1 207 8.2 389 2067 26:50 0 0 222 78 30 50 AS-2,AS-3,Hart-14,Norris-3
2008-09 31 BOS NHL 80 19 31 50 23 95 8 11 0 3 12 17 2 216 8.8 427 2085 26:04 1 3 25.0 166 121 28 54 AS-1,Hart-8,Norris-1
2009-10 32 BOS NHL 80 7 37 44 19 87 3 4 0 1 24 12 1 242 2.9 440 2030 25:22 1 1 50.0 149 102 27 65 AS-8,Byng-54,Hart-15,Norris-8
2010-11 33 BOS NHL 81 14 30 44 33 88 5 8 1 2 22 7 1 264 5.3 490 2060 25:26 0 0 153 111 32 62 AS-2,AS-3,Hart-13,Norris-3
2011-12 34 BOS NHL 79 12 40 52 33 86 4 8 0 0 29 10 1 224 5.4 437 1975 25:00 0 1 0.0 166 87 28 68 AS-2,AS-3,Hart-12,Norris-3
2012-13 35 BOS NHL 48 7 12 19 14 70 4 3 0 2 10 1 1 119 5.9 248 1197 24:56 0 1 0.0 101 64 12 34 AS-6,Norris-5
2013-14 36 BOS NHL 77 17 23 40 25 66 7 10 0 3 17 5 1 168 10.1 341 1898 24:39 0 0 163 104 20 62 AS-1,Norris-2
2014-15 37 BOS NHL 63 8 12 20 0 42 4 4 0 0 8 1 3 138 5.8 254 1471 23:21 1 0 100.0 125 99 14 55
9 yrs BOS NHL 665 112 251 363 140 748 44 66 2 14 153 86 12 1782 6.3 3230 17021 25:36 3 6 33.3 1245 766 191 450
4 yrs NYI NHL 231 6 23 29 -61 347 4 0 2 1 20 0 3 196 3.1 4433 21:31
4 yrs OTT NHL 299 51 95 146 109 554 25 24 2 10 52 34 9 670 7.6 7393 24:44
Career NHL 1195 169 369 538 188 1649 73 90 6 25 225 120 24 2648 6.4 4096 28847 24:39 3 6 33.3 1245 766 191 450

NHL Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 30 Boston Bruins NHL 77 1402.5 1329 1139 53.8 2.9 1006 917 52.3 2.4 9.5 92.0 101.5 48.9 51.1
2008-09 31 Boston Bruins NHL 80 1464.2 1391 1290 51.9 2.0 1056 1003 51.3 2.1 10.1 92.8 102.9 46.9 53.1
2009-10 32 Boston Bruins NHL 80 1509.1 1545 1251 55.3 2.9 1158 945 55.1 2.7 7.7 93.4 101.1 49.9 50.1
2010-11 33 Boston Bruins NHL 81 1539.7 1711 1452 54.1 4.3 1269 1117 53.2 3.5 8.7 94.0 102.7 46.6 53.4
2011-12 34 Boston Bruins NHL 79 1513.2 1745 1276 57.8 4.4 1277 957 57.2 4.2 9.4 92.0 101.4 49.0 51.0
2012-13 35 Boston Bruins NHL 48 901.2 991 782 55.9 0.6 751 595 55.8 1.6 8.4 93.3 101.7 45.0 55.0
2013-14 36 Boston Bruins NHL 77 1426.9 1465 1202 54.9 1.4 1096 893 55.1 2.3 8.6 93.6 102.1 47.8 52.2
2014-15 37 Boston Bruins NHL 63 1117.9 1173 1007 53.8 2.6 853 782 52.2 1.4 6.9 91.8 98.7 45.9 54.1
Career NHL 63 10874.6 11350 9399 54.7 2.8 8466 7209 54.0 2.7 8.7 92.9 101.6 47.7 52.3

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1997-98 20 NYI NHL 25 0 0.00 0.04 0.04 0.01 2.00 0.40 0 1 1 0 10 0 12 3 1 -0.4 1.4 0.9
1998-99 21 NYI NHL 59 3 0.03 0.10 0.14 0.05 1.41 0.95 2 7 9 3 37 0 64 19 -8 -0.1 1.9 1.8
1999-00 22 NYI NHL 65 4 0.03 0.14 0.17 0.06 0.88 0.72 2 10 12 4 33 0 102 42 -27 -0.2 0.9 0.6
2000-01 23 NYI NHL 82 3 0.02 0.09 0.11 0.04 1.91 1.01 2 7 9 3 53 1 123 44 -27 -0.8 2.0 1.2
2001-02 24 OTT NHL 75 9 0.13 0.17 0.31 0.12 2.08 1.40 11 15 26 10 86 9 69 22 30 2.0 5.5 7.5 AS-13
2002-03 25 OTT NHL 74 13 0.12 0.41 0.53 0.17 1.57 2.27 10 33 43 14 108 35 65 21 29 3.2 6.1 9.3 AS-8,Norris-7
2003-04 26 OTT NHL 79 16 0.20 0.32 0.52 0.20 1.86 2.34 19 29 48 18 109 24 79 27 33 4.3 6.1 10.3 AS-1,Hart-25,Norris-2
2005-06 28 OTT NHL 71 16 0.23 0.38 0.61 0.23 1.90 2.99 16 26 42 16 114 40 94 37 17 3.6 4.5 8.1 AS-2,AS-4,Hart-19,Norris-4
2006-07 29 BOS NHL 80 15 0.14 0.40 0.54 0.18 1.25 2.55 11 32 43 15 114 57 127 49 -21 3.0 3.5 6.5 AS-23,Norris-20
2007-08 30 BOS NHL 77 18 0.22 0.44 0.66 0.24 1.48 2.69 19 36 55 20 120 46 86 26 14 5.1 5.4 10.5 AS-2,AS-3,Hart-14,Norris-3
2008-09 31 BOS NHL 80 19 0.24 0.39 0.63 0.23 1.19 2.70 20 31 51 19 126 42 86 25 23 4.8 5.7 10.5 AS-1,Hart-8,Norris-1
2009-10 32 BOS NHL 80 14 0.09 0.46 0.55 0.17 1.09 3.03 8 39 47 15 93 24 72 22 19 3.1 7.2 10.2 AS-8,Byng-54,Hart-15,Norris-8
2010-11 33 BOS NHL 81 16 0.17 0.37 0.54 0.19 1.09 3.26 15 32 47 17 113 27 81 28 33 4.0 6.0 10.0 AS-2,AS-3,Hart-13,Norris-3
2011-12 34 BOS NHL 79 18 0.15 0.51 0.66 0.22 1.09 2.84 14 44 58 20 115 23 85 26 33 5.1 5.9 10.9 AS-2,AS-3,Hart-12,Norris-3
2012-13 35 BOS NHL 48 7 0.15 0.25 0.40 0.15 1.46 2.48 14 22 36 14 54 9 42 11 14 1.5 3.7 5.2 AS-6,Norris-5
2013-14 36 BOS NHL 77 15 0.22 0.30 0.52 0.20 0.86 2.18 19 25 44 17 97 27 72 27 25 4.1 5.2 9.2 AS-1,Norris-2
2014-15 37 BOS NHL 63 8 0.13 0.19 0.32 0.12 0.67 2.19 9 13 22 8 61 13 70 22 0 1.3 3.2 4.5
9 yrs BOS NHL 665 128 0.17 0.38 0.55 0.19 1.12 2.68 129 274 403 145 893 268 721 236 140 31.9 45.7 77.6
4 yrs NYI NHL 231 10 0.03 0.10 0.13 0.04 1.50 0.85 6 25 31 10 133 1 301 108 -61 -1.5 6.1 4.6
4 yrs OTT NHL 299 54 0.17 0.32 0.49 0.18 1.85 2.24 56 103 159 59 417 108 307 107 109 13.0 22.2 35.2
Career NHL 1195 191 0.14 0.31 0.45 0.16 1.38 2.22 191 402 593 214 1443 377 1329 451 188 43.4 74.0 117.4

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TSA TOI ATOI FOwin FOloss FO% HIT BLK TK GV
2001-02 24 OTT NHL 10 0 1 1 4 12 0 0 0 0 17 0.0 261 26:07
2002-03 25 OTT NHL 18 1 6 7 3 14 1 0 0 0 32 3.1 452 25:07
2003-04 26 OTT NHL 7 1 1 2 3 8 1 0 0 0 12 8.3 172 24:38
2005-06 28 OTT NHL 10 1 3 4 0 23 0 1 0 0 17 5.9 275 27:32
2007-08 30 BOS NHL 7 1 1 2 -1 12 0 1 0 0 14 7.1 44 181 25:52 0 0 21 12 5 6
2008-09 31 BOS NHL 11 1 3 4 1 12 0 1 0 1 28 3.6 56 277 25:11 0 0 37 11 3 7
2009-10 32 BOS NHL 13 2 5 7 1 29 2 0 0 1 34 5.9 74 366 28:08 0 0 39 24 3 12
2010-11 33 BOS NHL SC 24 2 7 9 16 34 1 1 0 0 62 3.2 154 664 27:39 2 0 100.0 55 29 10 24
2011-12 34 BOS NHL 7 1 2 3 -1 8 1 0 0 1 21 4.8 66 191 27:21 0 0 26 9 3 2
2012-13 35 BOS NHL 22 3 12 15 7 20 3 0 0 0 55 5.5 99 650 29:32 0 0 56 36 7 16
2013-14 36 BOS NHL 12 2 2 4 4 14 0 2 0 0 22 9.1 49 304 25:20 0 0 45 24 4 13
Career NHL 1 141 15 43 58 37 186 9 6 0 3 314 4.8 620 3794 26:54 2 0 100.0 279 145 35 80

NHL Playoffs Possession Metrics

Corsi (EV) Fenwick (EV) PDO (EV) Zone Starts (EV)
Season Age Team Lg GP TOI CF CA CF% CF% rel FF FA FF% FF% rel oiSH% oiSV% PDO oZS% dZS%
2007-08 30 Boston Bruins NHL 7 124.2 123 114 51.9 -4.0 83 86 49.1 -5.5 9.4 90.9 100.3 50.0 50.0
2008-09 31 Boston Bruins NHL 11 203.9 162 197 45.1 -7.6 129 149 46.4 -6.9 12.9 91.3 104.2 39.9 60.1
2009-10 32 Boston Bruins NHL 13 269.5 273 236 53.6 2.7 191 160 54.4 3.3 8.4 91.7 100.1 50.3 49.7
2010-11 33 Boston Bruins NHL 24 493.8 500 453 52.5 2.9 362 325 52.7 4.6 10.5 94.1 104.7 51.4 48.6
2011-12 34 Boston Bruins NHL 7 149.9 183 107 63.1 9.8 128 81 61.2 8.9 4.1 91.9 96.0 47.1 52.9
2012-13 35 Boston Bruins NHL 22 506.7 426 417 50.5 -5.2 310 305 50.4 -4.0 10.7 94.6 105.3 42.9 57.1
2013-14 36 Boston Bruins NHL 12 222.3 231 181 56.1 3.3 154 134 53.5 1.5 8.3 94.9 103.3 43.9 56.1
Career NHL 7 1970.1 1898 1705 52.7 0.2 1357 1240 52.3 0.6 9.6 93.3 102.9 46.6 53.4

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1994-95 17 Dukla Trencin U18 Svk-U18 30 22 22 44 113
1994-95 17 Dukla Trencin Jr. Slovak-Jr. 2 0 0 0 0
1995-96 18 Dukla Trencin Jr. Slovak-Jr. 22 1 13 14 80
1995-96 18 HK VTJ Piestany Slovak-2 10 1 3 4 10
1995-96 18 HC Sparta Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 15 1 2 3 42
1995-96 18 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 19 Prince George Cougars WHL 49 3 19 22 -5 120 2 0 1 0
1997-98 20 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 48 4 9 13 0 125 4 0 0 0 64 6.3
1998-99 21 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 23 2 2 4 5 47 2 0 0 0 38 5.3
1998-99 21 Slovakia WC-A 6 1 0 1 6
1999-00 22 Slovakia WC-A 9 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 0 0
2000-01 23 Slovakia WC-A 7 0 1 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
2001-02 24 Dukla Trencin Slovakia 8 2 2 4 32
2003-04 26 Slovakia WC-A 9 2 0 2 6 2 1 1 0 1
2004-05 27 Slovakia W-Cup 4 0 2 2 -5 8
2004-05 27 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 33 10 15 25 132
2004-05 27 Slovakia WC-A 7 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
2005-06 28 Slovakia Olympics 6 1 1 2 6 2 1 0 0 0
2006-07 29 Slovakia WC-A 7 3 1 4 4
2009-10 32 Slovakia Olympics 7 0 3 3 0 6 0 0 0 0
2011-12 34 Slovakia WC-A 10 2 2 4 4 4 1 1 0 0
2012-13 35 HC Lev Praha KHL 25 4 6 10 24
Career 2 Seasons AHL 71 6 11 17 5 172 6 0 0 0 102 5.9
Career 1 Season CzRep 1 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season CzRep-Jr. 15 1 2 3 42
Career 1 Season KHL 25 4 6 10 24
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 13 1 4 5 6 8 1 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Slovak-2 10 1 3 4 10
Career 2 Seasons Slovak-Jr. 24 1 13 14 80
Career 1 Season Slovakia 8 2 2 4 32
Career 1 Season Svk-U18 30 22 22 44 113
Career 1 Season Sweden 33 10 15 25 132
Career 1 Season W-Cup 4 0 2 2 -5 8
Career 7 Seasons WC-A 55 8 6 14 13 40 2 2 0 1
Career 1 Season WHL 49 3 19 22 -5 120 2 0 1 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1996-97 19 Prince George Cougars WHL 15 1 7 8 6 45 1 0 0 0
1997-98 20 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
2004-05 27 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 13 3 5 8 82
Career 1 Season AHL 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Sweden 13 3 5 8 82
Career 1 Season WHL 15 1 7 8 6 45 1 0 0 0
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 2006 SVK 1 1 6 2 16 11
2 2010 SVK 0 3 0 6 11 7
3 2014 SVK 0 1 -1 4 9 4
Car 1 5 5 12 36 22

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 17 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Zdeno Chara 10.9 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.0 9.3 9.2 8.1 7.5 6.5 5.2 4.5 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.6
Georges Boucher 89.9 8.6 7.9 7.6 7.2 6.7 6.5 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.8 3.7 2.7 1.4 0.9
Flash Hollett 89.9 8.4 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.2 7.2 6.3 6.0 5.5 4.6 3.6 3.2 2.5
Brian Rafalski 89.4 11.7 10.4 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.4 8.7 8.5 7.4 7.2 6.8
Dan Boyle 88.8 10.6 10.4 10.2 9.9 9.4 8.5 8.3 8.2 4.9 4.3 2.9 1.9 1.5 0.4
Sergei Gonchar 88.3 11.5 11.1 11.1 10.6 10.4 9.8 9.6 8.8 7.1 7.0 5.6 5.3 3.4 2.4
Gary Suter 88.0 11.1 10.0 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.3 8.1 7.1 6.5 5.7 5.3 2.4 0.0
Chris Pronger 85.3 14.8 11.7 10.8 10.4 10.3 9.6 9.0 8.6 8.4 7.9 5.3 4.8 2.3 0.4
Sandis Ozolinsh 84.9 11.2 11.1 10.4 8.9 8.6 7.3 7.3 6.5 5.3 3.8 3.2 2.9 2.7 0.2
Chris Chelios 84.2 11.5 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.8 9.7 9.0 8.9 8.9 6.9 6.8 6.0 4.7 0.4
Steve Duchesne 84.1 10.4 9.9 9.7 9.0 8.6 8.0 7.6 7.0 6.9 6.6 5.7 5.2 4.9 4.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Zdeno Chara 10.9 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.0 9.3 9.2 8.1 7.5 6.5 5.2 4.5 1.8 1.2 0.9 0.6
Flash Hollett 89.9 8.4 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.2 7.2 6.3 6.0 5.5 4.6 3.6 3.2 2.5
Brian Rafalski 89.4 11.7 10.4 9.7 9.7 9.4 9.4 8.7 8.5 7.4 7.2 6.8
Dan Boyle 88.8 10.6 10.4 10.2 9.9 9.4 8.5 8.3 8.2 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.3 2.9 1.9 1.5 0.4
Georges Boucher 87.9 8.6 7.9 7.6 7.2 6.7 6.5 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.8 3.7 3.4 2.7 1.4 0.9
Sandis Ozolinsh 84.3 11.2 11.1 10.4 8.9 8.6 7.3 7.3 6.5 5.3 3.8 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.3 0.2
Sergei Gonchar 82.8 11.5 11.1 11.1 10.6 10.4 9.8 9.6 8.8 7.4 7.1 7.0 5.6 5.3 5.3 5.0 5.0 3.4 3.0 2.5 2.4
Guy Lapointe 81.8 13.6 13.3 12.5 11.0 9.2 9.1 8.4 8.2 8.0 3.8 3.3 3.2 3.0 1.6 0.2 0.0
Doug Wilson 81.4 10.4 10.0 9.7 9.5 8.6 8.3 8.0 7.5 7.4 7.0 6.7 6.7 4.6 2.7 2.1 1.4
Steve Duchesne 81.3 10.4 9.9 9.7 9.0 8.6 8.0 7.6 7.0 6.9 6.6 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.7 3.5
Gary Suter 80.6 11.1 10.0 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.9 8.3 8.1 7.1 6.9 6.5 6.5 6.4 5.7 5.3 2.4 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

June 23, 2001: Traded to Ottawa by NY Islanders with Bill Muckalt and NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Jason Spezza) in 2001 Entry Draft for Alexei Yashin, June 23, 2001.

September 24, 2004: Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), September 24, 2004.

July 1, 2006: Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2006.

October 2, 2012: Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), October 2, 2012.

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