9:05 PM update: A source has confirmed to RMNB that Braden Holtby is back in town and this was him at today’s Nationals game. RMNB reader Bernie adds that he saw Holtby and said hello outside Nats Park at Dacha between the first and second game of the doubleheader. Holtby was with his wife Brandi and friends.
Original story: The Washington Nationals took on the San Francisco Giants on Saturday and it appears they had a very special guest in the crowd. Former Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, or his lookalike, attended the game.
The beardy gentleman, who had tattoos on his left arm, was spotted by RMNB reader Zach Wolpoff on the concourse walking to his seats. He wore a Juan Soto jersey, skinny khakis, and sandals.
— Zach Wolpoff (@wikipuff88) June 12, 2021
He’s also a big Juan Soto fan.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) November 3, 2019
Holtby spent all of the 2020-21 season north of the border after signing a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks. The Holtbeast served as a backup behind Thatcher Demko. Vancouver missed the playoffs and their season ended in May.
Holtby, who had big roots in the community, lived in Alexandria, VA during his time with the Capitals. He sold his Old Town Alexandria home in December for a reported $4.35 million.
Saturday also marks the date of the DC Pride Parade which Holtby has attended and marched in several times in the past.
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