Boston Bruins defense-man Zdeno Chara was announced as the team's nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Monday morning by the Boston chapter of the Pro Hockey Writers Association.


Chara with the nomination will look to become the fifth Bruin to win the award, and he would be the first since Phil Kessel won in 2006-07.  Last season Jaromir Jagr won the award for being the leading scorer on the Panthers at the age of 44.

The Bs are still battling for a playoff spot and are currently two points up on the New York Islanders for the second wild card spot.  Boston has a 39-30-6 record and will face the Nashville tomorrow night.