The 2015-16 Washington Capitals were terrific. They soared with a great power play, the league’s best goal-scorer, some talented young players, and the best record in the land. But the shining star of that team was the fella in net, Vezina winner Braden Holtby.
Before Tuesday’s game — a game in which Holtby’s back-up recorded his first big-league shutout– the Washington Capitals and their fans finally got to thank Holtby for a very special season.
Photo: Caps Instagram
After Wednesday’s practice concluded, Braden Holtby took his son Ben out on the ice for a father/son skate. Much like Cale Chimera’s cameo Monday, it was adorable.
Tiny Ben, who is like ten million times cuter than this horrifying photoshop we once made, took the ice for the very first time with a tiny stick and a gigantic bicycle helmet.
Photo via nhlhockeywags
On Wednesday, this photo of Braden, Benjamin, Brandi, and Belle Holtby made the rounds on Tumblr. It’s easy to understand why. This photo is straight out of a fashion magazine. These people look perfect. Even the tiny, grumpy one to the right giving the side-eye to someone.
Someday I will have children, and I have already accepted the fact that they’ll have lumpy heads and cry all the time, just like their father.
Braden Holtby‘s family was in attendance at the Washington Capitals’ morning skate on Thursday. During the Edmonton Oilers game that night, Braden Holtby’s son Benjamin was shown being held by his father during the first intermission. And then CSN went back to the baby well again on Saturday night, naming Braden’s family, in the Saddledome stands, as their sports fans of the game.
So precious little Benjamin got even more air-time. So did Braden’s parents.
With his father pulled in favor of Michal Neuvirth, Benjamin seemed more interested in other things. Maybe if he was by the glass, he would have had something more to play with.
Here’s a first look at Braden Holtby’s son Benjamin, born in May during the Washington Capitals 2011-12 playoff run. What a cutie. And not surprisingly, he already has a great set of hair like his daddy.
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