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Braden Holtby

Born:September 16, 1989Draft:2008 Capitals #93 Overall
Hometown:Lloydminster, SKPosition:Goaltender
Known For:Vezina TrophyCatches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Dallas Stars

Braden Holtby (born September 16, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Dallas Stars. He was selected in the fourth round, 93rd overall, by the Washington Capitals in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, where he would spend the first ten seasons of his career. After playing with the Vancouver Canucks for one season, the club bought out the last year of his contract on July 27, 2021, making him a UFA.

After a couple years of development, Holtby became the Capitals starting goaltender during the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season. Beginning during the 2014–15 season, Holtby won at least 40 games in three consecutive seasons. In 2016, Holtby tied the league record for most wins by a goaltender in a single season (shared with Martin Brodeur) with 48 and was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender. The following year, he won the William M. Jennings Trophy for helping the Capitals allow the fewest goals in the league.

In 2018, Holtby backstopped the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals kisses the Stanley Cup
Braden Holtby after winning the Stanley Cup with the Capitals (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • Vezina Trophy (2016)
  • NHL First-Team All-Star (2016)
  • William M. Jennings Trophy (2017)
  • Played in five All-Star Games (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Stanley Cup Champion with the Capitals (2018)

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