As a professional hockey player, Braden Holtby has made a name for himself by playing for his country, Canada, as well as in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Washington Capitals. Since the creation of the NHL Draft in 2008, Holtby, who plays as a goalkeeper, has become a very important player for both his country and his team.
NHL star Braden Holtby was born on September 16, 1989, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada in the family of Greg and Tami Holtby and grew up at the side of a sister, Taryn Holtby.
The Washington Capitals goalkeeper started skating as a child after his parents took him and his sister skating. Interestingly, Braden didn’t become a goalkeeper out of the blues, his father played the same position with 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 was selected by the Capitals in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Draft, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he really got started. From then on, he was to be of great importance to the entire team and win many awards for himself, including the NHL All-Star Game in 2016 and 2017 and the NHL First All-Star Team also in 2016. He also won the Vezina Trophy in 2016 and the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2017 for the fewest goals.
Holtby was also a very important player for Canada. He was invited to join the team that won the Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship in Toronto in 2016.
Looking at his statistics for the 2010/2011 season, he has played in 14 games, starting with 12. He won 10 of the games, lost 2 of them, and lost another 2 in extra time. While the opponent scored 332 goals, the total was 22.
He recorded the least amount of bets in the 2011/2012 season, when he played in only 7 games, starting with 6. He won 4, drew 2, and lost 1 in extra time. He was most active in the 2014/2015 season, when he played 73 games, starting in 72. He also won 41 games, lost 20, and had lost 10 in overtime.
In the 2017/2018 season, the goalkeeper has so far played 54 games, with a total of 54 matches played. He recorded 24 wins, 16 defeats, and 4 in extra time.
Contract, Salary, and Net Worth
Braden Holtby, who is ranked by Forbes as one of the 30 under the 30s, has had a career in the NHL that can be described as very successful so far. His first contract with the team, which he signed in 2008, was worth over $2 million and was to run for three years.
In 2013 he received a contract extension worth over 3.7 million dollars. The goalkeeper’s next and most recent contract was signed in 2015 and was worth over $30 million. The contract is expected to keep him on the team for five years, which means that he will run until 2020.
Braden Holtby took home a salary of $3.5 million for the 2015/2016 season, while he received $7 million for the next two seasons. In the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons, the Washington Capitals goalkeeper will receive a salary of $5 million for each season.
In terms of his net worth, his assets are estimated at $11 million. However, a proper review of his assets is not planned.
Braden Holtby’s Wife
The hockey player is a pretty good-looking man that many women would like to go out with. However, he has not been involved with many women in the past. In fact, he has only gone out with one woman in public, and that is Brandi Bodnar.
The two, both of whom are followers of the LGBTQ community, had been together for some time before they finally decided to enter into marriage as man and wife in 2013. In 2012, when she was the goalkeeper’s fiancée, Brandi Bodner gave birth to the couple’s first child, Benjamin Hunter Holtby. The couple’s next child, a girl, was named Belle Scarlett Holtby.
Just like her husband, Brandi was born and raised in Canada and had completed her education in the country before she decided to move to the States.
- He has been named among the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2018 in the sports category.
- His sister, Taryn Holtby, plays curling. She was even allowed to participate in the Canadian Women’s Curling Championships.
- Braden Holtby’s father, who runs a farm, had hoped that his son would also become a farmer. Although he is happy and proud of him now, he still hopes that one day he would take over the family business.
- Holtby has a good height and athletic build, which has helped him as a goalkeeper. He is 1.82 m tall and weighs 92 kg.