What Goalie Equipment Does Braden Holtby Use and How Much Does it Cost?


If you play hockey or are a parent of a child who plays hockey, you are fully aware of the expensive investment in equipment required to play the game. If you’re a goalie, you know these prices are even steeper for each item. Our latest installment of Capitals 101 takes a look at goaltender equipment. 

Thankfully there are programs like the Washington Capitals Learn to Play program that provide help for those who either want to get started playing the game or assistance paying for equipment.

For the professional player, costs for goaltender equipment are absorbed by the teams or by player endorsement deals.

As part of our continuing Capitals 101 series, we decided we’d take Braden Holtby and identify all the equipment he uses, and the retail costs associated with each piece of equipment.

Braden Holtby’s Equipment:
The 2016 Vezina Trophy winner uses CCM with most of his equipment while his mask is outfitted by Bauer (Bauer 960 Pro). His mask is also custom-made and painted by David Gunnarsson. Holtby’s chest and shoulder pads are Reebok P3 custom while his blockers and leg pads are CCM Extreme Flex III. Information from PadsTracker.

Here is a breakdown of the brands Holtby was using as of round 2 of last season’s playoffs and the costs associated with each piece of equipment.

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It (roughly) costs $9,520 to outfit Braden Holtby in hockey equipment and that doesn’t include the additional quantities of each equipment item. This also doesn’t include bags, additional pads, mouth guards, laces, etc.

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Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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8 Responses to What Goalie Equipment Does Braden Holtby Use and How Much Does it Cost?

  1. Anonymous says:


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  2. Wow, I didn’t realize the equipment was that expensive. I knew it was expensive, but I didn’t know it cost almost $10K

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  3. I knew goalie equipment was expensive…. but not THAT expensive


  4. Anonymous says:

    What about his pants?

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  5. Pingback: Washington Capitals Player Preview: Braden Holtby | NoVa Caps

  6. Anonymous says:

    Prices are a little high.


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