Zdeno Chara Is Oldest Capitals Player to Score a Goal

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Posted January 28, 2021

5’8 Conor Sheary and 6’9 Zdeno Chara, via the Caps

Zdeno Chara set some Caps records immediately upon joining the team: He was both the oldest player in team history, at 43, and the tallest, at 6’9.

Now, he’s the oldest player to score a goal for Washington, as he tallied in the second period against the New York Islanders. The entire bench tried to hug him afterward.

The second oldest player to score for the Caps was 41-year-old Doug Mohns in 1975, so this is a really old team record.

His goal song, “Breakout” by the Foo Fighters, played after he scored.

According to the NHL, Chara also became the fifth defenseman in NHL history to register a multi-point game at age 43 or older, joining Doug Harvey (5x), Tim Horton (2x), Chris Chelios (Oct. 20, 2007) and Allan Stanley (March 20, 1969).