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Zdeno Chara
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Birth Date:March 18, 1977
Astrology Sign:Pisces
Chinese Sign:Snake - Yang
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Occupation:Hockey player

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Zdeno Chara

Biography:Zdeno Chara The title of this article contains the character á. Where it is unavailable or not desired, the name may be represented as Zdeno Chara. Zdeno Chára, #3 (born March 18, 1977) is an elite ice hockey defenceman playing for the Ottawa Senators. At 6'9" (2.06 m), he is the tallest player ever to play in the National Hockey League. This is the reason for which teamates call him Big Z.

Chára was born in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). His father was an Olympic wrestler. He was drafted 56th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He was a promising but not spectacular player in New York. During the 2001 draft, he was traded to the Senators as part of a package-deal with Bill Muckalt and the second overall pick (used to draft Jason Spezza) in exchange for disgruntled superstar Alexei Yashin.

Chára quickly became one of the core players on the Ottawa blueline constantly being number two in minutes played after Wade Redden. Over the last three seasons he has been one of the top plus in the league in terms of plus/minus. While not the best skater his reach and weight make him a formidable opponent. He is often placed in the slot, where it is extremely difficult for other players to move him.

In 2003 Chára made his first appearance at the NHL All-Star game, and in the skills competition recorded the second hardest shot after Al MacInnis.

In 2004 Chára was the runner-up to Scott Niedermayer for the James Norris Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the best defenceman of the season.

Chára has represented Slovakia in five World Championships as well as in one World Cup.

While Chára is best known as a defensive cog, he is also a good offensive defender. He has a great slap shot and is very effective on the power play. Chára is a tough defender and is known for protecting his goalie.

Chára ended with the second highest +/- in the 2003-2004 season, only behind the Tampa Bay Lightning's Martin St. Louis and the Vancouver Canucks' Marek Malik, who were tied for first.

He had a career year in 2005-2006, posting personal bests in goals (16), points (43), and shots on goal (212).

Besides playing for the Ottawa Senators and New York York Islanders of the NHL Chára has played on numerous other teams throughout his career. These include HK Dukla Trenčín and HK VTJ Piestany of the Slovak Extraliga, one game with HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga, Prince George Cougars of the WHL, Kentucky Thoroughblades and Lowell Lock Monsters of the AHL, and most recently during the NHL lock-out of the 2004-05 season he has played for Färjestads BK of the Swedish Elitserien who made it to the finals only to lose to Frölunda HC whose best player was Chára's Senator captain Daniel Alfredsson.

According to an article from Sports Illustrated in 2003, Chara is said to be fluent in five languages: Slovak, Czech, Russian, German and English.

Note that his name is pronounced in Slovak.

Chinese Horoscope for Zdeno Chara
Includes characteristics and Vices
Zdeno Chara's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 18, 1977 - February 06, 1978
Birthday: March 18, 1977

The Snake is a Yang,
and is the Sixth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Zdeno Chara's Personality Tarot Card The Hermit - Personality Card

Birthday: March 18, 1977

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Zdeno Chara's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: March 18, 2018

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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