Zdeno Chara isn't ready to hang 'em up.
The Boston Bruins signed their 42-year-old captain to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Saturday. The deal comes with a base salary of $2 million, plus an additional $1.75 million in performance-based incentives.
Chara's current salary is $5 million plus $1.75 million in bonuses, so he'll be taking a sizable pay cut in 2019-20.
Despite his age, Chara continues to log over 20 minutes per night on Boston's blue line. He's maintained positive possession numbers too, posting a 54.02 Corsi For percentage at five-on-five, according to Natural Stat Trick.
The 6-foot-9, 250-pound defenseman has four goals and seven assists in 55 games this season. He's the second-oldest active player in the NHL, behind Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen.