Is Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara human?
If the 42-year-old’s latest Instagram posts are any indication, that’s a legit question! After breaking his jaw and suffering a groin injury during the Bruins’ run to Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, Chara let fans know that he is hard at work to be ready for his 22nd season in the NHL.
In New England, sports fans are constantly reminded of how New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady keeps playing at an MVP caliber of play even at age 42 with the TB12 diet and his intense workout regimen. Well, lest we forget that the six-time Super Bowl champion isn’t the only 42-year-old pro athlete in Boston still playing at a level good enough to help his team compete for championships.
Chara will be a top-four defenseman for the Bruins again in the upcoming season. Clearly he’s working hard to help his team finish what they started last season, and he’s also got some good company as he works out in his adorable children!
Captain’s practices will begin next Wednesday for the Bruins and then training camp commences on September 12. Earlier in the offseason when 42-year-old veteran forward and three-time Stanley Cup champion Matt Cullen retired, Chara took to Instagram to poke fun at himself for now holding the title as the oldest player in the league.
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It’s hard to believe I’m now the oldest active player in the NHL. It’s been a long time since my rookie season but this game always keeps me young. Having the opportunity to play in the league all these years with and against the best players in the world has taught me time and time again that it’s a humbling game and age is just a number! ———————————————————————— Je ťažké tomu uveriť že momentálne som najstarším aktívnym hráčom v NHL. Je to už dávno od mojej prvej sezóny, ale stále sa cítim mladý. Mám možnosť hrať v NHL s a proti najlepším hráčom sveta čo ma zároveň naučilo dve veci. Byt skromný a vďačný a to že vek je iba tvoje myslené číslo.
This season coming up will be Chara’s 22nd in the NHL. The now stay-at-home rearguard had five goals and nine assists in 62 regular season games last season. Chara had two goals and four assists in 23 playoff games.