The hockey world got a bit of a shock on Wednesday with word that defenseman Zdeno Chara is leaving his long-time home. The long-time Boston Bruins captain has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals for $795,000. Chara is coming off a season in which he scored five goals and dished out nine assists.
The Caps announced the news and Chara posted a thank you note to Bruins fans. Chara had been a Bruins captain dating back to the 2006-07 season. However, as Chara noted on Instagram, the Bruins had decided they were moving forward with younger players. It’s the way of the sports world, but it doesn’t make it any less notable given how high profile Chara has been with the Bruins.