Capitals Sign Braden Holtby to 5 Year, $6.1M AAV Contract

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The Washington Capitals have re-signed goaltender Braden Holtby to a five-year, $6.1M AAV contract extension, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

“Braden emerged as a top NHL goaltender and we are pleased to sign him to a long-term contract,” said MacLellan. “We feel Braden is just entering his prime and in his young career has already established himself as one of the best goaltenders in the history of our franchise. He is an athletic goaltender with a tremendous work ethic and is a big part of our future.”

Holtby was originally drafted by Washington in the fourth round, 93rd overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. Holtby ranks first among goaltenders drafted in 2008 in games played (178), wins (101), shutouts (20), playoff games played (34), playoff wins (16) and playoff shutouts (2).

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