Zdeno Chara isn't ready to retire and doesn't want to play a reserve role, and that's why he's no longer the Boston Bruins' captain.

After 14 seasons with the Bruins, Chara, 43, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Washington Capitals as a free-agent defenseman on Wednesday. He captained three Boston teams that went to the Stanley Cup Final, winning the championship in 2011.