Chara passes Gretzky on career games played list
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Zdeno Chara has eclipsed The Great One in the longevity department.

The Boston Bruins defenseman suited up for the 1,488th game of his NHL career on Tuesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights, breaking a tie with Wayne Gretzky for 23rd on the league's all-time games played list.

Chara is in his 22nd season, and his 14th with the Bruins. The 42-year-old signed a one-year extension with Boston in March before helping the club return to the Stanley Cup Final.

Gretzky played 1,487 career contests over 20 campaigns.

Phil Housley ranks 22nd with 1,495 games played, while Gordie Howe is the NHL's all-time leader at 1,767.

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