Capitals Players List

Player Information

Braden Holtby
Name: Braden Holtby
Born: 1989
Hometown: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
College: none listed
Tenure: 2010-present
Comment: Holtby helped to lead the Capitals to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, posting a record of 16 and 7, a .922 save percentage, a 2.16 goals against average and two consecutive shutouts against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals. Holtby is remembered for a play during Game 2 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Finals, in which he made a sprawling stick save on an open-net shot by Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch. If Tuch had scored, the Golden Knights would have tied the game with two minutes remaining in the third period.[21] Many people refer to Holtby's stick save as "The Save".