Braden Holtby Signs a Baby …And Why Not?


Clutch photo by @amandacastlee

A few years ago, I was at Karl Alzner and John Carlson’s kids press conference at the Caps Convention. I remember someone asking Alzner what the weirdest thing he ever signed was. A whip, he answered, because who even has a whip.

On Tuesday night, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby had his own weird autograph moment at the Caps’ annual season-ticket holder party at Six Flags. Hotlby’s thing was cuter than Alzner’s though. Holtby signed a baby.

I don’t know what motivated theses parents. Maybe they were really, really excited about Nicklas Backstrom’s new baby and thought this is how you celebrate. Maybe they got confused when they learned that season tickets would literally cost them their first born. Maybe they want their kid to become a famous goaltender with a nice head of hair.

At least Martin Erat got to sign something other than a photo of Filip Forsberg this year.


Photo credit: @Komissarov95

  • ovechwin

    This is much weirder than my toaster.

  • warriorinside

    I was really sad – one of my fellow STH who sits near me had the BEST idea for something weird to sign … in the middle of the party after the autograph session was over. A shame because I’d’ve PAID to see this.

    The object? Get a toilet seat for Joel Ward to sign.

  • An auction for that could get 1000 bucks for charity.

    Let’s see if we can do it.

    Mostly for the good cause. But also for the lulz.

  • BPThomas

    AS a super power. I think his locks deserve a little more credit.

  • Yeah totally. I’d love that.

  • warriorinside

    *snerk* That’d be awesome. But when and how?

  • Get two toliet seats signed at Kettler. Keep one for yourself, give us the other one. We auction it off on eBay and we choose a Caps charity to give it to. And make sure to take photos of the seat getting signed!

  • Yeah. We can’t help you get it signed, but if you show up at practice and be clear it’s for charity, they’ll be good sports about it.