Bruins sign Chara to five-year deal

Updated: July 1, 2006, 5:37 PM ET
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Desperate to spark their team back into contention, the Boston Bruins made the biggest signing of the offseason thus far.


The Bruins announced Saturday they have signed 6-foot-9 free-agent defenseman Zdeno Chara to a five-year deal worth $37.5 million.

Chara, the tallest player in the NHL, had a career best 43 points last season for Ottawa, with 16 goals and 27 assists in 71 games. He spent the last four seasons with the Senators, and played for Farjestads ...

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