All we can say is: WHAT. AN. HONOR. This is truly an amazing feat for the GOAT of the Boston Bruins.
It all depends on what your definition of GOAT is (greatest of all-time). In this instance, we shall define it as the longest-tenured defensive player on the Bruins. That way, we can bend the rules and give it to Zdeno Chara instead of someone else--and no one can argue about it.
If you count awards given by European countries too, then this guy is absolutely dominating everything and it is very impressive.
In case you have no idea what this is referring too, buckle up because you're about to get the lowdown or the 5-0, as the kids say.
According to Fansided, for the sixth time in his career, Chara was named the Slovakian Player of the Year. So, if you think about it, the guy is doing a phenomenal job.
Chara is 42 years old and he can still play the game, so he deserves some credit as well. He played in 62 regular season games and put up 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists). Was it the best year of his career? No. Not even close. But look at how old he is and still able to play the game.
It's nuts that Chara is able to play the game the way he has at this age and that he was able to play with a broken jaw this postseason. That's true grit and toughness. One could only imagine the hell his body has gone through in more than two decades of pro hockey. And yet, he is still going to be on the team next season.
It's truly amazing. This guy just keeps marching on and deserves a ton of credit for his dedication to the game.