At 6’9″ and 255 lbs., Boston Bruin Zdeno Chara is known for his abnormally large size, so the 32-year-old defenseman and team captain must be quite a sight while cradling his newborn daughter Elliz Victoria Chara. Born at 7:20 p.m. on Monday, April 27th, baby girl weighed in at a perfectly normal 7 lbs., 6 oz. Zdeno revealed that “it took a bit” for wife Tatiana to deliver, but ultimately “everything went well.”
Present for the birth, with Boston wrapping up its quarterfinal series against the Montreal Canadiens on April 22nd, Zdeno was clearly moved by what he witnessed. “You can’t really describe, but it’s just amazing,” he told reporters. “It’s beautiful, probably the best day of my life.” It’s a sentiment his teammate and fellow defenseman Andrew Ference knows well; He welcomed his second child — a daughter named Stella — in March. Andrew adds,
Boston’s next series, against the Carolina Hurricanes, begins Friday.
Thanks to CBB readers Ella and Alyse.