On Wednesday, Zdeno Chara played in Boston for the first time since leaving the Bruins after 14 seasons.
Though the stands were empty, the Bruins welcomed Big Zee back a moving, crowdsourced tribute video.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 4, 2021
The videos featured big hits and big goals from the very big man, plus moments from the Bruins’ Cup win and Chara’s many visits to local childrens’ hospitals. It also contained prerecorded clips of Boston fans thanking Chara for “the big goals and the big hits.”
Once it was over, the Bruins slammed their sticks against the boards in respect while Tuukka Rask adorably clapped with his blocker and glove from the crease.
— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) March 4, 2021
Chara could be seen tearing up at times as the video played. He stood up and waved to show his appreciation.
— NBCSports Washington (@NBCSWashington) March 4, 2021
It must have been very easy to assemble clips for such a universally loved player.
Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara is given a tribute video in front of an empty TD Garden.
It’s been a weird year. pic.twitter.com/FBm9LAQ1Mu
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) March 4, 2021
Screenshot courtesy of NBCSN
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