A Look At Braden Holtby’s Beautiful New Bucket

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A new year and a new bucket for the Stanley Cup Champion and Vezina Award winning goaltender, Braden Holtby. The Washington Capitals released a few photos of Holtby’s beautiful new bucket on Wednesday morning, and it’s another beauty for “The Beast”.

The new design, created by the Capitals personal artist, David Gunnarsson, features block “Capitals” lettering across the lower jaw and chin lines, red, white and blue outlined stars across the upper half of the helmet, and a new-age eagle on top. A very intriguing overall design, if you are looking for styling queues for a potential new uniform design for the Capitals.

Gunnarsson is the mastermind behind goalie mask designs for numerous Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears goaltenders over the years. A few examples are here, here and here.

Washington Capitals‘ goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov debuted his new goalie mask, his first as an NHL goalie, on Friday, August 31st. The 21-year old will play his first season in North America this upcoming season and will likely start with the AHL’s Hershey Bears.

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Today we have the pleasure to unleash Ilya Samsonov’s first NHL mask⭐️. It was such an honor to create this piece for you Ilya! Welcome to the DaveArt family🙏🏻. Ilya knew what he wanted on his first Capitals mask👊🏻, he wanted to pay tribute to the city of Washington❤️. We brainstormed together and came up with a cool plan🔄. How about build the design on the Capitol building, inspired from the old Capitals logo🦅. And the rest is a symphony created with the team logos🔴🔵 and stars inspired from the US flag🇺🇸. The design is built on a strong and crisp profile in a classic way, mixed with a lot of cool effects and for sure it is loaded with all the DaveArt Trademark Super FX✨. @samsonov_30 @capitals @nhl @daveart #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity

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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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