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2001-02 Zdeno Chara Ottawa Senators Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match Team Letter
Lot #104

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2001-02 Zdeno Chara Ottawa Senators Game Worn Jersey - Photo Match Team Letter
Lot #104

This home white knit gamer by CCM was worn by Zdeno Chara during the 2001-02 NHL season. The New York Islanders selected Chara in the 3rd round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. This towering 6’ 9” Slovakian defenseman began his NHL career with the Islanders in 1997-98. After 4 years in New York and 4 more with Ottawa, Chara found a home in Boston where he has spent the past 13 seasons. During that time Chara became Captain of the Bruins, hoisted the Stanley Cup and won the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. Chara has played in 6 NHL All Star games, was 7 times a 1st or 2nd Team NHL All Star selection and has been a 6-time finalist for the Norris Trophy. On the international stage, Zdeno has competed in numerous World Championships, the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and 3 Olympics.

This jersey was custom made for Chara and features oversized custom sleeves and significant extra length. The game wear on this massive size 58 sweater is solid and consists of stick and slash marks, board burns, board paint transfer, un-repaired burn holes, inner pilling and a couple of handfuls of team-sewn repairs. Fight abuse is readily evident with stitch pops; trauma and subsequent repair work to the front and back side collar. Shown above is a beautiful photo match of Chara wearing this exact jersey during the 2001-02 season. Chara wore this sweater during his first season with the Senators. Out of nowhere, Zdeno put forth his first double digit goal season, went an astounding +30 and added 156 PIMS for good measure. A tremendous battered photo matched example, worn by one of the premiere defenseman of his generation during his first season with the Senators. This jersey will be accompanied by a Senators team letter.