Zdeno Chara, the longtime Stanley Cup champion captain for Boston, is done as a Bruin. General Manager Don Sweeney had informed Chara that they were going in a different direction to get younger. Big Z was an absolute warrior for the Bruins playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a broken jaw. His leadership will be missed on and off the ice. Nobody in the NHL works harder than Chara. The Washington Capitals will embrace Chara’s leadership after the loss of Hendrik Lundqvist.
OFFICIAL! BIG Z TO DC!
The Washington Capitals have agreed to terms with defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year, $795,000 contract.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 30, 2020
Zdeno Chara will play a limited role for the Capitals on a one-year deal with a cap hit of 795 thousand. Chara will remain in the same division and play against the Bruins possibly eight times in the regular season. Bruins fans will have to get used to seeing Chara in another uniform because they are bound to see a lot of it. Big Z Boston will miss you, and thanks all you have done for the city as a hockey player but more importantly as a person. Caps fans, how do you see Chara fitting in as a Cap? Let us know.