Bruins Ink Zdeno Chara To One-Year Extension
The Boston Bruins have signed veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year, $2 million contract extension.
The deal, which was announced Saturday by general manager Don Sweeney, includes an additional $1.75 million in performance bonuses.
Chara, 42, is the second-oldest player in the NHL, behind Matt Cullen of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He's in his 13th season with Boston and 21st in the NHL.
Chara scored his 200th career goal in Boston's 7-3 win against the Florida Panthers on Saturday. He became just the 22nd defenseman to reach the 200-goal plateau.
Chara ranks sixth in club history in games with 948 and fourth in points by a defenseman with 452, trailing only Ray Bourque, Bobby Orr and Dit Clapper.
In 56 games this season, he has 5 goals and eight assists.