Zdeno Chara receives big honor.

Published March 28, 2019 at 2:15 PM

While awards season is still a couple of months away, writers for teams across the league have made their selection for one of the most respected awards among players. 

Nominees for the Bill Masterton Trophy have been made official.

"The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey."

The chapter of Boston hockey writers have voted for Zdeno Chara as the Bruins nominee. 

Chara keeps on chugging along at the age of 42, and according to Joe Haggerty of NBC Boston, it was the quality choice. 

"With almost 1,500 games under his belt and at 42 years of age while still playing as a top defenseman, nobody in the NHL personifies dedication and perseverance to the game quite like Zdeno Chara," said PHWA Boston Chapter Chairman Joe Haggerty. "He's the consummate leader, a fierce competitor and somebody that commands respect from everybody on and off the ice. Chara has been dedicated to the game of hockey for his 20 plus year NHL career and that - along with his many on-ice accomplishments and off-ice charitable endeavors - makes him a quality choice by the Boston Chapter of the PHWA."
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