Zdeno Chára

2009 NHL Awards - Arrivals

Chára in 2009, photo by PrPhotos

Place of Birth: Trenčín, Czechoslovakia

Date of Birth: 18 March, 1977

Ethnicity: Slovak

Zdeno Chára is a Slovak professional ice hockey player. He was a defenceman, who played 24 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL), for the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals. He is 6′9″, and is known as the tallest person to have played in the NHL. He is nicknamed “Big Z.”

Zdeno is the son of Zdeněk Chára, a Greco-Roman wrestler. He is a polyglot who speaks Slovak, Czech, Polish, Swedish, Russian, German, and English. Zdeno is married to Tatiana Biskupicová, with whom he has three children.

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  1. bablah says:

    Father is Zdeněk Chára.

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