Zdeno Chara is one of five Boston Bruins players representing his country at the 2014 Winter Olympics next month, and the B’s captain also will perform one special task not related to hockey while in Sochi.

Chara will serve as Slovakia’s flag bearer for the opening ceremonies, which might force him to miss one or two of Boston’s game before the Olympic break. The veteran defenseman also played for Slovakia in the 2006 and 2010 Olympics.

Check out the video above to see Bruins coach Claude Julien discuss Chara’s special honor.