Braden Holtby’s magical 2016 continues. Thursday morning, the Washington Capitals announced that the Lloydminster, Saskatchewan-native will participate in the Canadian Embassy’s tree lighting ceremony along with Ambassador David MacNaughton next Tuesday.
“After the @uscapitol tree, come by and join the party w/ @Holts170!” the Canadian Embassy wrote on Twitter.
During the 2016 calendar year, Holtby notched his first All-Star Game appearance, tied Martin Brodeur’s single-season wins record, and won the 2016 Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender. Holtby was also named to Team Canada’s World Cup of Hockey team and auctioned off a custom-made mask to charity in honor of The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie.
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Washington Capitals goaltender and Saskatchewan, Canada, native Braden Holtby will participate in a tree lighting ceremony at the Embassy of Canada on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 6:45 p.m. as part of the Embassy’s annual Tree Lightning and La Soirée Fundraiser.
Hosted by the Embassy of Canada and United Way of the National Capital Area, the event benefits the local United Way. For more information click here.
Holtby tied Martin Brodeur for the NHL’s single-season wins record in 2015-16, reaching 48 wins in 12 fewer games than Brodeur. Holtby won the Vezina Trophy last season as the League’s top goaltender and made his first career All-Star appearance at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game in Nashville. Holtby has reached the 40-win plateau in each of the last two seasons (2014-15: 41, 2015-16: 48) and leads the NHL in wins since 2012-13.
Tickets to the event are $50 and can be acquired on the United Way’s Canadian website. The event includes professional entertainment, including a blues band and a DJ. There will also be food and beverages (including some good old Canadian whiskey), along giveaways including Capitals tickets, signed memorabilia, and two fresh Nova Scotia Christmas trees, which I bet you’d have a hard time finding at the Clarendon Whole Foods.
— Embassy of Canada US (@CanEmbUSA) November 30, 2016
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