Zdeno Chara Still Has Passion, Love for Hockey Even After 1,000 NHL Games (Video)

Zdeno Chara has been playing in the NHL for 13 years, and the 35-year-old defenseman says he still loves picking up the stick each night.

Chara will be playing in his 1,000th NHL game on Saturday night with the Bruins. The B's captain is excited about the achievement, even admitting he's thought about it more recently, but he says it hasn't taken his focus away from the task at hand.

Check out the video above to see some of Chara's career highlights and hear the emotions he's feeling heading into the big No. 1,000.

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