A Closer Look at Braden Holtby’s ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ Mask

Braden Holtby’s personal mask artist, David Gunnarsson, this afternoon posted a photo and short video of Braden’s ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ mask, to be worn during warm-ups and auctioned off after tonight’s game.

Gunnarsson also added this comment on his Instagram page earlier in the day.

“I am so happy and proud to create and paint Braden Holtby’s Hockey Fights Cancer mask🙏🏻❤️. It is a direct continuation based on his latest Capitals mask design⭐️🦅, but here created in purple and white. Thank you Braden! 🙏🏻😊 “

Gunarsson also shared a brief video clip that showed some of the detail in the mask:


The Capitals also released a video of the mask yesterday, which included Philipp Grubauer’s ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ mask, also designed and painted by Gunnarsson.


Both masks, along with sweaters worn by the Capitals during warm-ups tonight, will be auctioned off to benefit cancer research.

The Capitals will also auction off autographed sticks, pucks and other Capitals-related items as part of the auction.

All proceeds benefit Flashes of Hope, Hope for Henry, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Auction will close at the end of the second intermission during the Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings game on Nov. 30, 2017. The estimated close time of the auction is 8:45 p.m. EST; however, the end time is variable depending on the timing of the game.

You can bid on the masks or the sweaters on the Capitals Hand-bid account, right here.

Related articles:
Meet the man behind the Capitals masks: Interview with David Gunnarsson
A look at all of the Capitals goalie masks for the 2017-2018 season

More on David Gunnarssson and the Capitals masks here.

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About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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