The Capitals Honor Longtime Goalie Braden Holtby With Tribute Video During Game Against Stars

The Washington Capitals’ Sunday evening contest against the Dallas Stars was one that carried with it a mix of emotion as former Capitals goalie Braden Holtby returned to Capital One Arena for the first time since departing from the team after the 2019-20 season in free agency. His last game for the Capitals at Capital One Arena was on March 4, 2020.

The Capitals welcomed Holtby back with the traditional tribute video during the first television break of the game. Holtby was greeted from the Capital One Arena crowd with a thunderous standing ovation and cheers of “Holt-by, Holt-by, Holt-by”.

While with the Capitals, Holtby compiled a 282-122-46 record in 468 games, in which he started 458 of them. He had a save percentage of .916 and a goals against average of 2.53. So far for the Dallas Stars, he had a record of 10-10-1.

His overall record his 513 games played, 501 starts and a record of 299-143-50. His career Goals against is 2.59 and a save percentage of .915. He won a Vezina Trophy in 2015-16 and was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy in 2016-17.

After leaving the team, he signed a two year contract with the Vancouver Canucks. When the Canucks bought-out the second year of his contract, Holtby then signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars.

Holtby would spend time with some of the Capitals folks during the third period of the game, seen here chatting with head of Capitals public relations, Sergey Kocharov.

By Diane Doyle

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Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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7 Responses to The Capitals Honor Longtime Goalie Braden Holtby With Tribute Video During Game Against Stars

  1. Anonymous says:

    Most overrated cap ever.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Welcome back Holts!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, Holts!

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