These days, if you’re a European NHl star it isn’t enough to just play in the Winter Classic on January 1st, you have to play in the Summer Classic in Oslo on the easy to remember date of August 11th as well. Zdeno Chara is playing both within a few months time.
On Saturday, Ny Rangers teammates Mats Zuccarello and Henrik Lundqvist combined forces to form a Summer Classic for charity. So many NHL players, mostly from Sweden and mainly from around other continental hockey powers, came to play including old guys Mats Sundin, Daniel Alfredsson, and Peter Forsberg. Oh captain, your captain Zdeno Chara was there as well. He was super stoked to have played in a game alongside the elder Forsberg and probably even more excited to have had Forsberg assist on his goal.
Watched this man as a youngster on TV ,later played against him and finally today we got to play together on the same team.One of the most dominant and toughest Swedish player ever played the game. The legend Peter “Foppa” Forsberg . #legend#tough#skills @peterforsbergofficial ——————————————————— Tohto muža som pozeral v TV,neskôr hral proti nemu ,ale dnes sme mali možnosť si zahrať spolu v jednom tíme.Jeden z najdominantnejsich a najtvrdších Švédskych hráčov ktorí kedy hrali hokej. Legenda Peter alias “Foppa” Forsberg #legenda#talent#tvrdak
Peter Forsberg -> Zdeno Chara -> water bottle pic.twitter.com/0rFJk4wldi
— Marina Molnar (@mkmolnar) August 11, 2018
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) August 12, 2018
On Friday night they had a draft and pictures afterward:
The game seemed to be a fun one. Mats Zuccarello had a hat trick but it wasn’t enough to stop Lundqvist’s Team Henke from coming back for the win. Still, a summer charity game with fellow NHLers all playing the game that they love and that unites them must be a great time.