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Braden Holtby’s year gets even better, welcomes new son into the world

May 10, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT

Braden Holtby AP

It’s been a pretty special postseason for Braden Holtby. He’s got the Capitals in a Game 7 with a spot in the Eastern Conference finals on the line and right when you think life couldn’t get any better for the young goalie, it does.

According to The Washington Post, Holtby welcomed a new son into the world today with his fianceé, Brandi Bodnar. Benjamin Hunter Holtby was born this morning in a Washington hospital and he and mom are doing well. From the birth of a child to helping the Capitals go deep in the playoffs, it’s safe to say Holtby is on top of the world.

No, we have no idea if Benjamin’s middle name is inspired by coach Dale Hunter, but it’s safe to say he’s had a profound effect on Braden’s life to this point. Here’s to hoping a bouncing baby boy won’t provide too much of a distraction for the new dad, he’ll need to be a little focused on Saturday night.

  1. barkar942 - May 10, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    “Sorry, Dale. I need a personal day Saturday to be with my significant other and my new son.
    Is that ok, Dale? Dale, Dale, you fainted. Is this a problem”?

    (A Rangers fan fantasy moment, sorry Caps fans!)

    Congratulations, Papa Holtby!

  2. ravenscaps48 - May 10, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Congratulations, Braden!!! Enjoy every moment you can with the little goalie… MOTIVATE THE BEAST!

  3. capsfan19 - May 10, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    What happens when a papa bear must defend his young?? He becomes… A holtbeast!!!

    • holtbeast - May 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM

      Yes he does.

    • jpelle82 - May 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM

      caps fans are retarded. like when “unleash the fury” happened. really? “rock the red”. now its “holtbeast”?

      • jpelle82 - May 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM

        and yes, that is make-up they are wearing in this video. can you feel that 2008 division title! yeah!

      • dipthatchip - May 11, 2012 at 11:31 AM

        shut the *&#$ up dildo. every team has slogans, I assume your team is out of the playoffs so you’re mega butthurt and perma-trolling PHT. drink a glass of warm milk, fall asleep and never wake; butthose

  4. ravenscaps48 - May 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    If we go on to win the Cup, Hallmark is making a movie out of this guy!

  5. stangz11 - May 10, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    The fact that he wasn’t distracted by the fact that his wife could go into labor while he was in the middle of a game amazes me

  6. bmoreredfury311 - May 10, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    not that holtbeast would be on pht right now to read this but,CONGRATS!! GO CAPS!!!

  7. cowboyscanada - May 10, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Congrats from a Montreal Canadiens fan,,,and from all of Saskatchewan!

  8. brian32556 - May 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    The three happiest days of my life were the births of my children. The 4th was the Rangers winning the cup in ’94. Congratulations Braden – but be distracted Saturday! LET’S GO RANGERS!

  9. davidpcoelho - May 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    He needed to impregnate her before they married. Once she turned into a Hotlby, no way she would let one through

  10. fullbagg - May 11, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    jpelle82.. Your crew probably had Depeche Mode do their video…. What a douche…

  11. jpelle82 - May 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    rob is that you?

  12. bmoreredfury311 - May 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    no. whos rob?

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