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Zdeno Chara leaves Bruins for Capitals in NHL stunner


WASHINGTON — #Longtime #Boston #Bruins captain #Zdeno #Chara signed with the #Washington #Capitals on #Wednesday, a stunning move less than a week before most NHL teams open training camp.

#Chara agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $795,000.

The 43-year-old defenseman posted on #Instagram that the #Bruins have decided to move forward with younger players. #He had been #Boston’s captain since 2006 and was the second #European captain to win the #Stanley #Cup.

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“We are extremely pleased to have #Zdeno join the #Capitals organization,” general manager #Brian #MacLellan said. “We feel his experience and leadership will strengthen our blue line and our team.”

The 6-foot-9 #Chara is a seven-time #All-Star who won the #Norris #Trophy as the league’s top defenseman in 2009. #He led the #Bruins to the #Cup in 2011 and trips to the final in 2013 and 2019.

#Chara and his camp had been in talks with the #Bruins since before free agency opened in #October. #It seemed likely the native of #Slovakia would return to #Boston unless he decided to retire.

#Instead, he starts a new chapter uniting with #Alex #Ovechkin as each star looks to win the #Cup for a second time.



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https://nypost.com/2020/12/30/zdeno-chara-leaves-bruins-for-capitals-in-nhl-stunner/

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