Defenseman, captain for the Boston Bruins.
Chara is a big and burly defenseman who won the Norris Trophy last season as the NHL's best defenseman, and he also holds the distinction as the tallest player in NHL history at 6-feet-9. Chara is the Bruins' team captain and has also played in four NHL All-Star Games. He also won the NHL's hardest shot competition twice.
He'll play defense for Slovakia in Vancouver, his second appearance on the Slovakian Olympic team. Chara has one more year left on his five year, $37.5 million deal.
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