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Professional Hockey player, Braden Holtby has made a name for himself playing for his country, Canada as well as for in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Washington Capitals. Since making the NHL Draft in 2008, Holtby who plays as a goaltender has risen to become a very important player for both his country and team.
NHL star Braden Holtby was born on September 16, 1989, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in Canada into the family of Greg and Tami Holtby and was raised alongside a sister, Taryn Holtby
The Washington Capitals goaltender began skating as a child after his parents took him and his sister to skate. Interestingly, Braden did not become a Goaltender out of the blues, his father also played the same position for the Saskatoon Blades. He spent two seasons with the team and also played for the University of Saskatchewan and the Lloydminster Lancers.
Professionally, Braden Holtby got selected by the Capitals at the NHL Draft of 2018 in the fourth round, but it was in 2009 that he began properly. From then on, he would go on to be very significant to the entire team, winning himself many accolades including the NHL All-Star Game in 2016 and 2017, as well as the NHL First All-Star Team also in 2016. More so, he won the Vezina Trophy in 2016 and the William M. Jennings Trophy for recording the fewest goals in 2017.
For Canada, Holtby has also been a very important player. He was invited to join the team that went on to win the Men’s ice hockey World Cup in Toronto in 2016.
Looking at his stats from the 2010/2011 season, he has he has played in 14 games, starting in 12. He won 10 of the games, losing 2 and 2 others were overtime losses. While the shot against was 332, the goal against was 22.
The least appearance he recorded was in the 2011/2012 season when he only played in 7 games, starting in six. He won 4, drew 2, and had 1 in overtime losses. His most active participation was in the 2014/2015 season when he played in 73 games, starting in 72. More so, he won 41 games, lost 20, and had 10 in overtime losses.
In the 2017/2018 season, the goaltender has played 54 games thus far, starting in all. He recorded 24 wins, 16 defeats and 4 were in overtime losses.
Contract, Salary, and Net Worth
Named among the 30 under 30 by Forbes, Braden Holtby has enjoyed what can be described as a very successful career thus far in the NHL. His first contract with the team which he signed in 2008 was worth over $2 million and it was expected to last for three years.
In 2013, he got a contract extension valued at over $3.7 million. The goalie’s next and most recent contract thus far was signed in 2015 and it was worth over $30 million. The contract is expected to keep him with the team for five years, meaning it will run till 2020.
Braden Holtby took home a salary of $3.5 million in the 2015/2016 season, while the next two seasons saw him receiving $7 million. In the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons, the Washington Capitals goaltender will receive $5 million in salary for each season.
As regards his net worth, he is estimated to be worth $11 million. Nonetheless, a proper review of his worth has not been provided.
Braden Holtby’s Wife
A rather good-looking man, the Ice Hockey Player is a man who many women would really want to date. Nonetheless, he has not been involved with many women in the past. In fact, he has only publicly dated a single woman and that is Brandi Bodnar.
The two who are both supporters of the LGBTQ Community dated for some time before they finally decided to tie the knot as man and wife in 2013. In 2012 when she was still the fiancée of the goal man, Brandi Bodner gave birth to the couple’s first child, Benjamin Hunter Holtby. The couple’s next child being a girl, was named Belle Scarlett Holtby.
Just like her husband, Brandi was born and raised in Canada, and she had her education in the country before she decided to move to the states.
- He was named among Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018 in the category of sports.
- His sister, Taryn Holtby plays curling. In fact, she got to participate in the Canadian women’s curling championships
- Braden Holtby’s father who runs a farm had hoped that his son would also be a farmer. Although he is now happy and proud of him, he still hopes that one day he would take over the family business.
- Holtby has good height and an athletic build which has helped him as a goaltender. He has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and a weight of 92 kg.