Zdeno Chara

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Defenseman Age: 45-271d Exp: 24 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#56 overall), 1996 College: Prince George Agent(s):

Inactive

  • Current Contract

    Zdeno Chara signed a 1 year / $750,000 contract with the New York Islanders, including $750,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $750,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $750,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Cap Hit Cap Hit % Yearly Cash
    2021-22 Contract details by year 44 $750,000 - - $750,000 0.95% $750,000($750,000)
    2022-23 Free Agent Year 45   UFA  

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $795,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $795,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000

    2011-2017

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $45,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $6,500,000

    2006-2010

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $37,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2011 / UFA

    2004-2005

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $9,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,750,000
    Free Agent: 2006 / UFA

    2001-2003

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $5,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,750,000
    Free Agent: 2004 / RFA

    2000-2000

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $632,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $632,500
    Free Agent: 2001 / RFA

    1997-1999Entry Level

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $2,625,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $875,000
    Free Agent: 2000 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1998-1999 Player Cash Earnings $875,000 - - $875,000
    1999-2000 Player Cash Earnings $875,000 - - $875,000
    2000-2001 Player Cash Earnings $632,500 - - $632,500
    2001-2002 Player Cash Earnings $1,100,000 - - $1,100,000
    2002-2003 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - - $1,750,000
    2003-2004 Player Cash Earnings $2,400,000 - - $2,400,000
    2005-2006 Player Cash Earnings $3,724,000 - - $3,724,000
    2006-2007 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2007-2008 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2008-2009 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2009-2010 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2010-2011 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2011-2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $1,000,000 - $8,500,000
    2012-2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,512,195 - - $3,512,195
    2013-2014 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2014-2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2015-2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2016-2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2017-2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
    2018-2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2019-2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000
    2020-2021 Player Cash Earnings $795,000 - - $795,000
    2021-2022 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - - $750,000
    Est. Earnings (23 seasons) $99,413,695 $1,000,000 - $100,413,695
    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,132,500 - - $3,132,500
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,974,000 - - $8,974,000
    14 seasons Player Cash Earnings $86,512,195 $1,000,000 - $87,512,195
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $795,000 - - $795,000
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    02/14/2020 Player contract details by year Cross-checking $5,000 Cross-checking Brendan Gallagher (MTL)
    - $5,000
  • Transactions

    Sep 20 2022Retired from Professional Hockey
    Sep 18 2021Signed a 1 year $750,000 contract with New York (NYI)
    Dec 30 2020Signed a 1 year $795,000 contract with Washington (WAS)
    Feb 14 2020Fined $5,000 Cross-checking Brendan Gallagher (MTL)
    Mar 23 2019Signed a 1 year $2 million contract extension with Boston (BOS)
    Mar 28 2018Signed a 1 year $5 million contract extension with Boston (BOS)
    Oct 10 2010Signed a 7 year $45.5 million extension with Boston (BOS)
    Jul 2 2006Signed a 5 year $37.5 million contract with Boston (BOS)
    Aug 10 2004Signed a 2 year contract with Ottawa (OTT)
    Aug 24 2001Signed a 3 year contract with Ottawa (OTT)
    Jun 23 2001Traded to Ottawa (OTT) from New York (NYI) with Bill Muckalt and 2001 1st round pick for Alexei Yashin
    Sep 10 2000Signed a 1 year $632,500 contract with New York (NYI)
    Jun 22 1996Drafted by New York (NYI): Round 3 (#56 overall)