Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is up for another major award. A week after being named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goaltender, Holtby is also up for the Ted Lindsay Award, which is known as the player-voted MVP award.
Holtby posted a 48-9-7 record with three shutouts, a 2.20 goals-against average, and a .922 save percentage. He tied Martin Brodeur’s all-time single season wins mark in his final start of the season.
Since 1970-71, only three goaltenders have won the Lindsay Award including Carey Price (last season), Dominik Hasek, and Mike Luit.
Holtby will join head coach Barry Trotz (Jack Adams Award) and Alex Ovechkin (Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award) in Vegas.