Braden Holtby's New Mask Causing Tons of Controversy

Braden Holtby can't wait to get started with the Vancouver Canucks, and with the season around the corner, the goaltender was getting all of his new gear prepared for his first practice. Turns out his new mask, is causing quite the stir. 

To the point, Holtby has now apologized and won't be wearing the mask after all. 

Holtby spoke to CTV news and had this to say about the artwork:

I just wanted to make sure I apologize to anyone I had offended. It was definitely not my intent and I definitely learned a valuable lesson through this all and I'll make sure I'm better and moving forward, do the things that help the community the most.

Holtby used a Swedish based artist with no ties to the First Nations community. Look for Holtby's new mask to debut sometime before January 13th.

Photo credit: : Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire

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