Capitals Holtby opens up about declining the White House visit

It's been a tradition since 1991 for the Stanley Cup Champion franchise to visit the White House. And since the Washington Capitals are your 2018 Stanley Cup Champions, they are all invited to the White House, and some have stated clearly that they won't be attending, including elite netminder Braden Holtby.

Ever since the Pittsburgh Penguins visited the White House after they won the Stanley Cup in 1991, it has become a tradition for championship teams to visit the most prestigious house in the nation's capital. And as every year, there are players that go and players that don't. This year, Braden Holtby, Brett Connolly and Devante Smith-Pelley are all not going for personal reasons. Holtby has opened up about what influenced his decision.
I have to stay true to my values, Holtby stated during an interview.
He was asked about his support of the LGBTQ community and the star goaltender has said that is was one of the factors in his decision.
My family and myself, we believe in a world where humans are treated with respect regardless of your stature, what you're born into. You're asked to choose what side you're and and I think it's pretty clear what side I'm on.
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