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Zdeno Chara is having himself a nice little Saturday.

The Boston Bruins defenseman started the day by signing a one-year contract extension that could net him up to $3.75 million next season.

Later that night, he took the ice against the Florida Panthers ... and made history in the second period by burying his 200th career goal and extending Boston's lead to 3-1 at the time.

Chara is just the 22nd defenseman in NHL history to reach 200 goals, and the 42-year-old reacted to the milestone with a pretty awesome celebration.

You'd be grinning too if you signed an extension and entered the NHL record books in the same day.

 

The 42-year-old Chara needs just three more goals to pass Shea Weber (202) as the NHL's leading goal-scorer among active defensemen.

He likely won't be catching other Bruins legends like Bobby Orr (seventh all-time with 270 goals) or Ray Bourque (first all-time with 410 goals), but it's still another impressive feather in Big Zee's cap.

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