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Bruins Sign Zdeno Chara to 1-Year Contract Extension

Chara is currently in his 21st NHL season and 13th season with the Bruins. He has appeared in 55 games this season and recorded four goals and seven assists.

The Boston Bruins announced Saturday that the team has signed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a one-year contract extension.

With the contract, Chara will make $2 million for the 2019-2020 season plus $1.75 million in performance-based incentives.

Chara is currently in his 21st NHL season and 13th season with the Bruins. He has appeared in 55 games this season and recorded four goals and seven assists.

The 42-year-old defenseman, who is the second-oldest active player in the NHL, is also the longest-tenured captain in the league. At 6-foot-9 and weighing 250 pounds, he is also the tallest player to ever play in the NHL.

Chara said earlier last week he has no plans to retire and hopes to become a Stanley Cup championship for a second time.

The Bruins are currently 45-20 and ranked second in the Atlantic Division.

The team is set to play the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida Saturday night at 7 p.m.

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