Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals
Braden Holtby
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 09/16/1989
AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Lloydminster, SK, CAN
DRAFTED: WSH: 2008-93 overall
WHL East First All-Star Team (2009)
: Ranked 4th in NHL in wins (23) ... Earned 23rd win of the season, a career high, on 4/27 vs. BOS ... Won 22nd game of the season on 4/23 vs. WPG ... Made 35 saves for 21st win of the season on 4/20 at MTL ... Won 20th game of the season on 4/16 vs. TOR ... Won 19th game of the season on 4/13 vs. TB ... Stopped career-high 43 shots on 4/11 vs. CAR ... Earned 17th win on 4/6 at FLA ... Made 35 saves for 16th win on 4/4 vs. NYI ... Earned 15th win of the season on 4/2 at CAR ... Won 14th game of the season and added an assist on 3/30 at BUF ... Made 30 saves for 13th win of the season on 3/24 at NYR ... Recorded 12th win of the season on 3/22 at WPG ... Set career high with 11th win of the season and 4th shutout on 3/21 at WPG ... Stopped 29 shots for the win in his 11th consecutive start on 3/7 vs. FLA ... Made 30 saves in 10th consecutive start for the win on 3/5 vs. BOS ... Stopped all 35 shots he faced for his sixth career shutout on 3/2 at WPG ... Made 33 saves for second shutout of the season on 2/26 vs. CAR ... Stopped 21 shots, including second career PS (Bernier), for the win on 2/23 vs. NJ ... Recorded his first shutout of the season and an assist on 2/9 vs. FLA ... Posted a 3-4 record with a 2.22 GAA and .922 SV% in 7 games vs. NYR in the postseason …Recorded his first career playoff shutout in Game 2 vs. NYR … Stopped 35 of 36 shots during Game 1 vs. NYR.

2011-12: Made 35 saves for his 4th win of the season and was named First Star on 4/7 at NYR ... Came on in relief of Michal Neuvirth and made 12 saves for the win on 4/5 vs. FLA ... Recorded first shutout of season and was the game’s First Star on 3/25 vs. MIN ... Stopped 27 of 28 shots in shootout loss to PHI on 3/22 ... Made 30 saves for first win of the season on 3/19 at DET ... Recalled on 3/18 from Hershey (AHL) ... 20-15-2 with a 2.61 GAA and a .906 SV% in 40 games with Hershey at the time of recall ... Finished 5th in the NHL in postseason wins, 3rd in goals-against average and save percentage and 5th in playoff minutes (922) and saves (429) ... Became just the third goaltender to own a .920 save percentage and 2.00 goals-against average or better (in a minimum of 13 games played) in the playoffs at age 22 or younger (Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy) ... Went all 14 postseason games without suffering back-to-back losses ... Set a Capitals rookie record with 14 playoff games and tied a rookie record with seven wins in a single postseason ... Became the third rookie goaltender to defeat the defending Stanley Cup champions in a playoff series (Montreal’s Ken Dryden and Calgary’s Mike Vernon), defeating Boston in seven games in the ECQF ... Became the seventh rookie goaltender to post an overtime win in Game 7 of a playoff series and the first since Buffalo’s Steve Shields defeated Ottawa in 1997 ... Earned his second career NHL playoff win in Game 4 of the quarterfinals against Boston, stopping 44 of the 45 shots he faced ... His 44 saves were the second-most in the expansion era in a regulation playoff win for a rookie goaltender since Ken Dryden made 46 stops for Montreal in a 4-2 win against Boston on April 16, 1971.

2010-11: Named NHL’s First Star of the Week for the week ending 3/13, going 4-0-0 with a 1.05 goals-against average, .965 save percentage and one shutout ... Won his last five starts ... Recorded an 18-save shutout in an emergency start 3/26 at MTL ... His assist on Marcus Johansson’s first period, power-play goal on 3/15 at MTL was the only assist for a Washington goaltender and the first since Jose Theodore assisted on an Alexander Semin power-play goal in a 5-4 overtime loss to OTT on 3/30 ... Set single-game career high with 40 saves 3/11 vs. CAR ... Made 22 saves for his first career shutout 3/9 vs. EDM ... Went 5-0-1 in five games from 1/20 to 3/11, stopping 170 of 174 shots (.978) ... Ranked tied for eighth in the AHL in goals-against average (2.29) and 11th in save percentage (.920) ... Tied for sixth in the league with five shutouts ... Was named to the Eastern Conference AHL All-Star Team but did not play.

2009-10: Dressed in five games as the Capitals’ backup goaltender ... Split his first professional season between Hershey (AHL) and South CAR (ECHL) ... Played in the 2009-10 ECHL All-Star Game ... Led Hershey in wins with a 24-8-2 record ... Ranked fourth in the AHL, first among rookies, with a 2.32 goals-against average ... His .917 save percentage was 10th in the league and led all rookies ... Won nine games in a row from 12/12—1/9, holding opponents to one goal five times and two goals three times in that stretch ... Had a season-high 44 saves in a 5-3 win 3/17 at Binghamton ... Posted a 7-2-1-2 mark for South CAR ... Made three playoff starts for Hershey, winning two ... Both wins came in overtime

Junior Career
2008-09: Played 61 games for Saskatoon (WHL), ranking second in the league in wins (40) and tied for third in shutouts (six) … Named the WHL’s Eastern Conference Goaltender of the Year and was a finalist for WHL Goaltender of the Year … Finished eighth in the WHL with a 2.62 GAA and finished seventh with a .910 save percentage … Had a 10-game winning streak from 1/13—2/8 and a nine-game winning streak from 10/4—10/28 … Registered 159 minutes of shutout hockey from 12/27—1/3, including back-to-back shutouts … Finished the playoffs with a 2.32 GAA and a .912 save percentage … Allowed only one goal in three of his seven playoff games … Joined Hershey at the end of the Blades’ season and was a backup for one game in the Calder Cup run. 2007-08: Played in 64 games for Saskatoon … Finished 15th in the WHL with a .908 save percentage while facing the second-most shots of any goaltender (1,875) … Ranked fourth among North American goaltenders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by Central Scouting. 2006-07: Led Saskatoon with 17 wins … Recorded a four-game winning streak (12/15—1/5) … Ranked second among rookie goaltenders in the WHL with a 3.21 GAA. 2005-06: Stopped 49 shots in his debut with Saskatoon.

NHL Transactions
Capitals’ fourth-round choice, 93rd overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft.


Twitter: @Holts170 ... His father, Greg, was a goaltender for the Saskatoon Blades and the University of Saskatoon … Favorite player as a kid was Patrick Roy … A baseball and golf fan who roots for the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets ... Favorite athlete is Albert Pujols.