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After being drafted by the Islanders in 1996, Zdeno Chara played four seasons for the Islanders before being traded to Ottawa in 2001. it turned out to be one of the worst mistakes in Islanders history. Chara went on to become team captain in Ottawa and Boston, winning a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in …

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Zdeno Chara navy Capitals W jersey In the third-round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, the Islanders selected 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara from Slovakia, as he’d go on to play with the team for four seasons. Twenty years later, Chara returns to the team that drafted him. The Isles agreed to a one-year contract with …

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Zdeno Chara Capitals red jersey The Islanders announced on Saturday that they have agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara on a one-year contract. Chara, 44, was originally selected by the Islanders in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and played in New York through the 2000-01 season. He’s gone on …

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Slovakian defenseman Zdeno Chara, the oldest player in the NHL at 44, has come full circle with a one-year contract with the New York Islanders. “Who would know that this would work out the way it did after 20 some years, but I’m certainly very honored and humbled to be an Islander again,” Chara said …

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Connor McMichael details summer workout plan, time with NHL stars originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington When Connor McMichael conducted his exit interviews last season, his objective for the offseason was clear: get stronger.  So over the last few months, he focused on lower body strength and added about five or six pounds to his …

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Capitals prospects return to ice for rookie camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington As a few dozen diehard fans made their way to MedStar Capitals Iceplex on a sleepy Saturday afternoon, it didn’t take much imagination to find out why.  The Capitals and some of their best young prospects were on the ice for …

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The disgruntled Jack Eichel remains with the Sabres. (Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via Getty Images) A lot has changed in the NHL this offseason. Unless you’re Jack Eichel. Then nothing has changed. Around the rest of the league, however, a number of announcements, signings, transactions, and news stories have altered how the NHL will look …

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Shohei Ohtani isn’t done this season after all. Ohtani will pitch on Sunday for the Los Angeles Angels in their game against the Oakland A’s, just one day after the team initially feared he may be done for the year while battling a sore arm. Ohtani, according to The Associated Press, threw about 30 pitches …

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Intriguing camp invite at center, York-horse and more from Flyers rookie camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Let the (rookie) games begin. After a pair of on-ice days at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone, the Flyers’ rookies head to Tarrytown, New York, to take on the Rangers’ prospects Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. Flyers …

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Hall sheds light on his approach to first full season with Bruins originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Taylor Hall turned his career around with the Boston Bruins last season after the Original Six franchise acquired him from the Buffalo Sabres right before the April 12 trade deadline. Hall looked like his old self wearing …

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