BostonBruins.com – Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara has a knack for being named captain. The B’s blue-liner, who’s been wearing the “C” since his arrival in 2006, also captained the Slovakia national team in the 2010 Olympics.
The NHL and the Players Association announced today that Chara, who is just the third Slovakian-born captain in NHL history, will serve as a captain for the 2012 All-Star Weekend in Ottawa Jan. 26-29.
“It’s going to be interesting,” Chara said. “Again, it’s another honor on top of being selected into the All-Star game and hopefully it’s going to be a great thing. I found out this morning, so I’m kind of a little bit surprised but at the same time it’s flattering.