With the retirement of Matt Cullen last Wednesday after a 21-year career in the NHL, Zdeno Chara became the oldest active player in the NHL. The big guy is taking it all in stride.
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It’s hard to believe I’m now the oldest active player in the NHL. It’s been a long time since my rookie season but this game always keeps me young. Having the opportunity to play in the league all these years with and against the best players in the world has taught me time and time again that it’s a humbling game and age is just a number! ———————————————————————— Je ťažké tomu uveriť že momentálne som najstarším aktívnym hráčom v NHL. Je to už dávno od mojej prvej sezóny, ale stále sa cítim mladý. Mám možnosť hrať v NHL s a proti najlepším hráčom sveta čo ma zároveň naučilo dve veci. Byt skromný a vďačný a to že vek je iba tvoje myslené číslo.
Zdeno Chara once again masterfully played the moment with a photoshopped image of him as an old-timey Bruins player from sometime in the 30’s. Of course, he’s grateful to have had this experience and is ready to take on the mantle of oldest hockey player.
What’s funny is that he and Cullen were the same age, 42, with Cullen just 136 days older, having been born in November 1976.
Big Zee wants to play until he’s 45, like another Boston area athlete his age aspires to do. Let’s see if they both can.