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Zdeno Chara to strengthen KHL’s Lev during lockout

Published time: October 03, 2012 11:20
Edited time: October 03, 2012 19:19
Zdeno Chara.(Reuters / Mike Blake)

Zdeno Chara.(Reuters / Mike Blake)

NHL’s six-time All-Star defender Zdeno Chara will sign a lockout contract with Lev Prague, the KHL team has announced.

The Slovak veteran, who captained the Boston Bruins before the lockout, will team up with fellow NHL player Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers. Lev Prague currently tops the KHL’s Western Conference with eight wins in twelve matches.

"The player wants to play in Prague, we will finalize everything in the next few hours,"
the team said in a website statement on Tuesday.

The 2002 World Champion, Chara has spent 14 seasons in the NHL claiming 498 points in 1,114 games. In 2009 he was given the best defensive player award in the NHL, before raising the Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011.

Chara is a five-time winner of the Hardest Shot competition during the NHL’s All-Star weekend. He sent a record-breaking shot at 108.8 miles per hour earlier this year. At 2.06 meters he is also the tallest player ever to play in the NHL.