Zdeno Chara Publishes Retirement Notice

Former Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday after 24 NHL seasons.

The 45-year-old Chara announced it on his Instagram profile.

"After 1,680 NHL regular season games, 200 Stanley Cup Playoff games, and 25 seasons of professional hockey,

At countless international sporting events I'm pleased to inform that I've decided to leave the National Hockey League.

As a result, I'm delighted to visit TD Garden once more today to sign a short-term deal with the Boston Bruins.

I formally end my work with the group that has meant a lot to my family and me.

I'm excited to properly thank everyone this afternoon because so many people, including all of you, have contributed to my achievement.

In 72 games with the New York Islanders during his 24th NHL season, Chara recorded two goals and 14 points.

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