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Braden Holtby | Goalie | #70

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 4 (93) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Holtby gave up three goals and watched as an empty netter sealed the deal in the Washington Capitals 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
Holtby was riding a brief two-game winning streak with victories over the Panthers and Islanders in which he recorded save percentages well over the .900 mark. Saturday night he managed only a .880 in the loss Oct 23 - 3:00 AM

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Braden Holtby will face the Rangers on Saturday night.

Three games, five goals against, two wins. That's about as good as it gets, and you know what they say about hot goalies, they win games. Expect more of the same from Holtby, even against a nemesis like the Rangers.
Oct 22 - 3:00 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 26 of 28 shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

Holtby came into the season as a top-two fantasy goaltender and he hasn't disappointed. The Caps goalie has started three of Washington's first four games and hasn't allowed more than two goals in any of those contests. Holtby has a 2-0-1 record with a sparkling 1.63 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage this season.
Oct 20 - 11:13 PM

Braden Holtby will be in net against the Panthers on Thursday night.

The Holtbeast is in fine form through his first two games of the season, allowing just three goals on 52 combined shots. Holtby is 7-0-1 in eight career games against Florida, allowing just 19 goals against making him an even easier start.
Oct 20 - 5:58 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 21 shots and let one past in the Washington Capitals 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders Saturday night.

Holtby had a great season with the Caps last year, winning 48 games in 66 efforts. His save percentage of .922 will be buoyed by Saturday night’s .955. ''Every game you need different guys to step up, and that line was the reason we won tonight,'' said Holtby. ''They created the majority of our good chances.''
Oct 15 - 11:28 PM

Braden Holtby will be in net against the Islanders on Saturday night.

As you know, Holtby tends to dominate everyone. To wit, he's 10-1-3 with a .929 save percentage and just 32 goals against in 14 games against the team in Brooklyn. With Thomas Greiss tending the other net, we'd feel even more confident in The Beast's abilities.
Oct 15 - 2:35 PM

Braden Holtby allowed two goals on 30 shots in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Holtby couldn't be faulted on either of Pittsburgh's goals, as Patric Hornqvist scored on a deflection and Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net after Washington turned the puck over deep in their own zone. Despite tonight's loss, expect Holtby to bounce back in a big way going forward. He'll be a top three fantasy option at his position throughout the 2016-17 season.
Oct 14 - 12:53 AM

Braden Holtby will be in net against the Penguins for Thursday's opener.

And here we are, game first in Holbty's assault on more record books. Or at least of the season. Holtby approached and set all kinds of goalie records the last two seasons, including starting in 73 games two seasons ago and winning 48 games last campaign. Expect more great things from the affectionately named Holtbeast.
Oct 13 - 6:20 PM

Braden Holtby is already in mid-season form.

Holtby stopped all 24 of the Islanders' offerings as he and the Capitals cruised to a 4-0 victory in their pre-season finale. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner is due for some regression, but not that much. He'll challenge for another Vezina this season as well
Oct 9 - 7:47 PM

Braden Holtby will tend Washington's net in their pre-season finale.

Holtby didn't get to see any action during the World Cup, so it's great to see him getting reps in ahead of the regular season. So long as he doesn't get hurt, expect him to resume his role as one of the game's best goalies.
Oct 9 - 5:06 PM

Braden Holtby will be scratched for Saturday's semi-final match against Russia.

Carey Price and Corey Crawford have more than held down the fort for Canada, so it's no surprise that the one goalie who hasn't played isn't seeing the ice in an elimination game.
Sep 24 - 6:26 PM

Braden Holtby will be scratched from Saturday's opening-day match with the Czech Republic.

Despite being the reigning Vezina trophy winner even Holtby professed that he ought to give way to Carey Price, who won the Vezina and Hart (MVP) in 2014-15.
Source: Arpon Basu
Sep 17 - 7:12 PM

Braden Holtby believes Carey Price should be the starting goaltender for Team Canada at the World Cup.

Holtby won the Vezina trophy this season, while Price missed most of the year with a knee injury. "All of us want to play, but if Carey's healthy, there's no reason to not go with him," Holtby said. "He has all the experience internationally and the smart choice obviously would be that. I'm going to go there and play hard, [do] what I do, support the team in any way possible, whether it's playing or supporting another guy." Price was the starting goaltender for Canada at the last Olympics.
Aug 26 - 10:48 PM

The 2016 Vezina Trophy winner is Braden Holtby.

Holtby tied the NHL single-season record with 48 wins last season. He also posted a 2.20 GAA and .922 save percentage in 66 starts. In the end the Vezina voting wasn't even close as Holtby got 140 points to Ben Bishop's 51.
Jun 22 - 8:55 PM

Braden Holtby stopped 38 of 42 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 elimination loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Capitals found themselves down 3-0 in the second period, but they managed to fight back and force overtime. The Penguins carried the play for the majority of overtime before Nick Bonino beat Holtby in the extra frame. Holtby will likely come away with the Vezina Trophy (top goalie), but he couldn't prevent the Capitals from being eliminated early. Holtby finishes the playoffs with a 6-6 record, a 1.72 goals-against-average and a .942 save percentage.
May 10 - 11:46 PM

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D1John Carlson
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4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
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G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer