BOSTON (CBS) –Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will have some extra responsibility over All-Star weekend this year.

Chara, along with Ottawa’s Daniel Alfredsson, were named captains for the two All-Star squads, and will get to pick their teams Thursday January 26.

Read: B’s Head To White House January 23rd

Big Z will get a chance to add a pair of Bruins to “Team Chara,” with both Tim Thomas and Tyler Seguin joining him in Ottawa for the January 29 exhibition.

Chara leads all NHL defensemen with a plus/minus of +25.

Read: Matt Kalman’s Mid-Season Notes

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