Chara becomes 5th defenseman to play 1,600 NHL games
Zdeno Chara joined some elite company on Saturday.
The Washington Capitals blue-liner became the fifth defenseman in NHL history to reach the 1,600-game mark.
Chelios, Stevens, Murphy, and Bourque are all enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The veteran signed a one-year deal with the Capitals in the offseason after spending 14 campaigns with the Boston Bruins, with whom he won a Stanley Cup, Norris Trophy, and Mark Messier Leadership Award. Before his run with the Bruins, he spent four years apiece with the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders.