ZDENO CHARA #33

Logo of the New York IslandersNew York Islanders

Left Defense
Estimated Career Earnings Tooltip : $99,538,695
BORN: Mar. 18, 1977
BIRTHPLACE: Trencin, Slovakia
NATIONALITY: SlovakiaSlovakia
HEIGHT:
6'9"
206cm
WEIGHT:
250 lbs
113kg
SHOOTS:Left
AGE: 45
ELC SIGNING AGE: -
WAIVERS SIGNING AGE: -
DRAFT YEAR: 1996
DRAFTED OVERALL: 56
DRAFT ROUND: 3
DRAFTED BY: Logo of the New York IslandersNYI
SUMMARY

Zdeno Chara is a 45 year old left defense who was born on Mar. 18, 1977. He was drafted 56th overall by the New York Islanders in the 3rd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has signed 7 contracts worth a total value of $100,249,000. Over a career that spans 24 seasons (with at least 1 NHL GP), he has a total 680 Pts in 1680 GP, and 70 playoffs Pts in 200 GP.

CONTRACT HISTORY

HISTORICAL SALARY
SOURCE: The Hockey News; USA Today
SEASONSALARY
1999-00$875,000
2000-01$632,500
2001-02$1,100,000
2002-03$1,750,000
2003-04$2,400,000
TOTAL$6,757,500
STANDARD CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: John Muckler
LENGTH: 2 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators
VALUE: $3,724,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 4.77
SIGNING DATE: Aug. 10, 2004
SOURCE: CapGeek

Zdeno Chara signed a 2 year, $3,724,000 contract with the Ottawa Senators on Aug. 10, 2004. The contract has a cap hit of $1,862,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2004-05NHL LOCKOUT / 24% ROLLBACK FOLLOWS
2005-06$1,862,000$1,862,000$0$0$3,724,000$3,724,000$3,724,000
TOTAL$3,724,000$3,724,000$0$0$3,724,000$3,724,000$3,724,000
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SIGNED BY: Peter Chiarelli
LENGTH: 5 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston Bruins
VALUE: $37,500,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 17.05
SIGNING DATE: Jul. 2, 2006
SOURCE: CapGeek

Zdeno Chara signed a 5 year, $37,500,000 contract with the Boston Bruins on Jul. 2, 2006. The contract has a cap hit of $7,500,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2006-07NTC$7,500,000$7,500,000$0$0$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000
2007-08NTC$7,500,000$7,500,000$0$0$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000
2008-09NTC$7,500,000$7,500,000$0$0$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000
2009-10NTC$7,500,000$7,500,000$0$0$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000
2010-11NTC$7,500,000$7,500,000$0$0$7,500,000$7,500,000$7,500,000
TOTAL$37,500,000$37,500,000$0$0$37,500,000$37,500,000$37,500,000
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapGeek
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SIGNED BY: Peter Chiarelli
LENGTH: 7 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston Bruins
VALUE: $45,500,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 11.64
SIGNING DATE: Oct. 10, 2010
SOURCE: CapGeek

Zdeno Chara signed a 7 year, $45,500,000 contract with the Boston Bruins on Oct. 10, 2010. The contract has a cap hit of $4,000,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2011-12NMC$6,916,667$6,916,667$0$1,000,000$7,500,000$8,500,000$8,500,000
2012-13NMC$6,916,667$6,916,667$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2013-14NMC$6,916,667$6,916,667$0$0$8,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,000
2014-15NMC$6,916,667$6,916,667$0$0$7,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000
2015-16NMC$6,916,667$6,916,667$0$0$7,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000
2016-17NMC$6,916,667$6,916,667$0$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
2017-18NMC$4,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
TOTAL$45,500,002$45,500,002$0$1,000,000$44,500,000$45,500,000$45,500,000
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapGeek
CONTRACT NOTE: Due to the "Kovalchuk rule", Chara's final year cap hit is equal to his salary as he is aged 40 or older. This rule was removed in the 2012 CBA
35+ CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
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SIGNED BY: Don Sweeney
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston Bruins
VALUE: $6,750,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 6.67
SIGNING DATE: Mar. 28, 2018
SOURCE: CapFriendly

Zdeno Chara signed a 1 year, $6,750,000 contract with the Boston Bruins on Mar. 28, 2018. The contract has a cap hit of $5,000,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2018-19NMC$5,000,000$6,750,000$1,750,000$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
TOTAL$5,000,000$6,750,000$1,750,000$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
P. BONUS DETAILS: Games Played Bonus: $1,250,000 (10 gms) + Playoff Qualification Bonus: $250,000 (club qualifies for the playoffs) + Stanley Cup Bonus: $250,000 (club wins the Stanley Cup)
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
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SIGNED BY: Don Sweeney
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston Bruins
VALUE: $3,750,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 2.52
SIGNING DATE: Mar. 23, 2019
SOURCE: CapFriendly

Zdeno Chara signed a 1 year, $3,750,000 contract with the Boston Bruins on Mar. 23, 2019. The contract has a cap hit of $2,000,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2019-20NMC$2,000,000$3,750,000$1,750,000$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
TOTAL$2,000,000$3,750,000$1,750,000$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
P. BONUS DETAILS: Games Played Bonus: $1,250,000 (10 gms) + Playoff Qualification Bonus: $250,000 (club qualifies for the playoffs) + Stanley Cup Bonus: $250,000 (club wins the Stanley Cup)
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
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SIGNED BY: Brian MacLellan
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals
VALUE: $1,525,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.98
SIGNING DATE: Dec. 30, 2020
SOURCE: CapFriendly

Zdeno Chara signed a 1 year, $1,525,000 contract with the Washington Capitals on Dec. 30, 2020. The contract has a cap hit of $795,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2020-21NMC$795,000$1,525,000$730,000$0$795,000$795,000$795,000
TOTAL$795,000$1,525,000$730,000$0$795,000$795,000$795,000
P. BONUS DETAILS: Games Played Bonus: $230,000 (10 gms) + Playoff Qualification Bonus: $250,000 (club qualifies for the playoffs) + Stanley Cup Bonus: $250,000 (club wins the Stanley Cup)
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SIGNED BY: Lou Lamoriello
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Logo of the New York IslandersNew York Islanders
VALUE: $1,500,000
C.H.% Tooltip: 0.92
SIGNING DATE: Oct. 10, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly

Zdeno Chara signed a 1 year, $1,500,000 contract with the New York Islanders on Oct. 10, 2021. The contract has a cap hit of $750,000.

SEASONCLAUSECAP HITTooltipAAV TooltipP. BONUSESTooltipS. BONUSESTooltipBASE SALARYTooltipTOTAL SALARYTooltipMINORS SALTooltip
2021-22$750,000$1,500,000$750,000$0$750,000$750,000$750,000
TOTAL$750,000$1,500,000$750,000$0$750,000$750,000$750,000

SALARY PROGRESSION

CAREER STATS

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SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAP+/-PIMPLAYOFFSGPGAP+/-PIMTOIGixGxG±/60RelxG±/60C±/60RelC±/60TOIGixGxG±/60RelxG±/60C±/60RelC±/60
1994-95HK Dukla Trencin U18Slovakia U1830222244-113|-------|-------
HK Dukla Trencin U20Slovakia U202000-0|-------|-------
1995-96SHK 37 PiestanySlovakia210134-10|-------|-------
HK Dukla Trencin IISlovakia2511226|-------|-------
HK Dukla Trencin U20Slovakia U202211314-80|-------|-------
HC Sparta Praha U20Czechia U2015123-42|-------|-------
HC Sparta PrahaCzechia1000-0|-------|-------
1996-97Prince George CougarsWHL4931922-5120|PLAYOFFS15178645-------|-------
1997-98Logo of the New York IslandersNew York IslandersNHL25011150|-------|-------
Kentucky ThoroughbladesAHL4849130125|PLAYOFFS100014-------|-------
1998-99Logo of the New York IslandersNew York IslandersNHL59268-883|-------|-------
Lowell Lock MonstersAHL23224547|-------|-------
Slovakia (all)International610146|-------|-------
SlovakiaWC610146|-------|-------
1999-00Logo of the New York IslandersNew York IslandersNHL652911-2757|-------|-------
Slovakia (all)International9000112|-------|-------
SlovakiaWC9000112|-------|-------
2000-01Logo of the New York IslandersNew York IslandersNHL82279-27157|-------|-------
Slovakia (all)International7011110|-------|-------
SlovakiaWC7011110|-------|-------
2001-02Logo of the Ottawa SenatorsOttawa SenatorsNHL7510132330156|PLAYOFFS10011412-------|-------
HK Dukla TrencinSlovak Extraliga8224132|-------|-------
2002-03Logo of the Ottawa SenatorsOttawa SenatorsNHL749303929116|PLAYOFFS18167414-------|-------
2003-04Logo of the Ottawa SenatorsOttawa SenatorsNHL7916254133147|PLAYOFFS711238-------|-------
Slovakia (all)International13224110|-------|-------
SlovakiaWC920262|-------|-------
2004-05Färjestad BKSHL3310152524132|PLAYOFFS13358382-------|-------
Slovakia (all)International702212|-------|-------
SlovakiaWC702212|-------|-------
SlovakiaWCup4022-58|-------|-------
2005-06Logo of the Ottawa SenatorsOttawa SenatorsNHL7116274317135|PLAYOFFS10134023-------|-------
Slovakia (all)International611262|-------|-------
SlovakiaOG611262|-------|-------
2006-07Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL80113243-21100|-------|-------
Slovakia (all)International8314--|-------|-------
SlovakiaWC731444|-------|-------
2007-08Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL7717345114114|PLAYOFFS7112-11218:3762.370.150.249.365.63|17:1000.15-0.040.001.29-1.22
2008-09Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL801931502395|PLAYOFFS1113411218:4663.840.190.085.992.48|18:5600.430.04-0.03-5.54-3.89
2009-10Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL80737441987|PLAYOFFS1325712919:1325.380.450.2111.814.53|21:1820.54-0.150.106.141.60
Slovakia (all)International703306|-------|-------
SlovakiaOG703306|-------|-------
2010-11Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL811430443388|PLAYOFFS24279163419:2355.530.230.1411.176.29|20:4911.300.430.336.222.94
2011-12Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL791240523386|PLAYOFFS7123-1819:2744.980.760.3518.356.92|21:4200.310.680.2127.788.98
Slovakia (all)International1022444|-------|-------
SlovakiaWC1022444|-------|-------
2012-13Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL48712191470|PLAYOFFS223121572019:0342.460.490.0915.291.12|23:2231.420.14-0.01-0.11-3.25
HC Lev PrahaKHL254610524|-------|-------
2013-14Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL771723402566|PLAYOFFS1222441418:5874.590.560.0814.360.94|18:5500.280.22-0.219.47-1.02
Slovakia (all)International4011-14|-------|-------
SlovakiaOG4011-14|-------|-------
2014-15Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL6381220042|18:1732.590.180.0110.583.75|-------
2015-16Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL80928371271|19:1963.46-0.05-0.070.34-1.08|-------
2016-17Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL751019291859|PLAYOFFS6011-3219:2863.870.35-0.067.20-3.86|24:0700.19-0.19-0.072.022.27
Team EuropeWCup620206|-------|-------
2017-18Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL73717242260|PLAYOFFS121237419:2065.660.39-0.029.08-0.90|20:2310.59-0.28-0.07-8.31-5.55
2018-19Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL6259142257|PLAYOFFS23246111618:3243.100.560.1810.941.75|18:4610.43-0.09-0.19-4.32-7.48
2019-20Logo of the Boston BruinsBoston BruinsNHL6859142660|PLAYOFFS13022-4818:0842.250.04-0.21-3.94-7.98|16:4200.35-0.63-0.42-17.91-15.11
2020-21Logo of the Washington CapitalsWashington CapitalsNHL552810544|PLAYOFFS50001215:4221.680.13-0.040.17-1.99|13:0900.060.831.2817.8717.62
2021-22Logo of the New York IslandersNew York IslandersNHL7221214885|17:3012.23-0.48-0.24-14.79-6.80|-------
NHL TOTALNHL16802094716803012085|PLAYOFFS20018527050218PLAYOFFS
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