The Bruins improved tremendously this season, and the critics who had questioned the Bruins' signing of Chára the previous season were largely silenced by his, and the team's, improved play. Position: D. Height: 6' 9" Weight: 250lbs. Height of Zdeno Chara. [17] Chára won the hardest shot competition at the All-Star Game Skills Competition five times in a row, in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 (Note: there was no NHL All-Star Game in 2010, due to NHL player participation in the 2010 Winter Olympics, and also in 2013 as a result of the 2012–13 NHL lockout). At 6-foot-9, the B’s captain dwarfs nearly everyone in a league that is full of other very large men. A post shared by Boston Bruins (@nhlbruins) on Jun 10, 2019 at 2:47pm PDT. It resulted in four of Chára's goals being scored with the man advantage that season. He is the tallest player in the NHL, with only one man, Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers (6’8″), within an inch of his massive frame. Zdeno Chara stands tall for Bruins when they need him most Bruce Arthur: In the NBA there have been four players who were 7-foot-6 or taller. [6] While his season was a personal success for many of these reasons, the Bruins were in a rebuilding mode at the time, and the signing was questioned throughout the NHL, as Chára posted an uncharacteristic −21 plus-minus rating that season due to the Bruins' struggles. There’s a full 15-inch difference between the two men and, as you can see, Grimaldi doesn’t even reach the top of Chara’s shoulder. Boston Bruins. He was nominated along with eventual winner Duncan Keith and Shea Weber. Powered by. Brandon Carlo, a 6’5″ defenseman out of Colorado Springs, is the closest to Chara in height. 30 Seconds with Zdeno Chara – Standing Up Tall for Himself. In July 2008, he spent two weeks in Africa, visiting Mozambique in support of the charity, and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with former NHL player Robyn Regehr. [24] On 28 March 2018, the Bruins re-signed Chára to a one-year, $5 million contract extension. A post shared by Zdeno Chara (@zeechara33) on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:02pm PDT Last year, Chara opened up about his new plant-based diet in an interview with the Boston Globe. Following the season, Ottawa was faced with the possible loss of its two top defencemen – Chára and Redden – and finances dictated they could only sign one; the Senators opted for Redden. It seems fitting then that a player who is almost 7-feet tall get an. DOB: March 18, 1977 He also became the first player born in a country behind the Iron Curtain to captain a Stanley Cup winner. Chára was drafted in the third round, 56th overall, by the New York Islanders at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. His father, Zdeněk Chára, was a prominent Greco-Roman wrestler. 6 Feet 9 Inch Height in Feet . Chara is a Large Human Being. In 2001–02, during his first year in Ottawa, he recorded new career highs in goals (10) and points (23) as he turned into a bona fide two-way defenceman. [notes 1]. Chara also happens to be 6’9″, so everyone looks up to him for one reason or another. At the 2012 All-Star Game's Hardest Shot skill competition, Chára yet again raised his measured hardest slap shot velocity to another record, attaining 108.8 mph (175.1 km/h).