Chara

Chara

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is among this week’s nominees for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone.

The other nominees this week are Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin and San Jose veteran Patrick Marleau. The award recognizes the player who serves as a “superior team leader” on the ice, off the ice and in the community. The award is ultimately picked by Messier, the Hall of Famer, but fans can vote in an effort to sway Messier’s decision by going to the award’s Web site. Every week, Bridgestone is scheduled to present three nominees so fans can have their say. Fans can also enter to win two tickets to a Stanley Cup final game.