Zedino Chara is returning to where his NHL career began.
The team announced on Saturday that former Brian would sign a one-year deal with the New York Islanders.
Chara, 44, was drafted by the Islanders in the third round of the 1996 NHL Draft. He made his debut with them in 1997, living in New York until 2001, when he traded with senators.
Shortly after the deal was announced, Chara went on to share the news on Instagram.
“I had to get some dust out of them, but sure they still look good!” Chara wrote in a post with two old Island jerseys.
Chara played with Capitals last season, moving to DC after 14 seasons in Boston. He scored two goals and assisted eight in 44 games of the regular season. Chara did not add a single point to the Bronze in the first round of the Capitals’ five-game series.
Of course, Chara’s 14 years with Bruce are the most memorable about his 24-year NHL career. In Boston, Chara captained the Bronze team to their first Stanley Cup victory in 39 years, beating the Canucks in the Stanley Cup final. He also helped the Browns reach the Stanley Cup finals in 2013 and 2019, but lost both.
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