The Washington Capitals took to social media today to show off goaltender, Braden Holtby’s new mask for this upcoming season. Although in pictures it is hard to look at the details, here is what is on his new mask:
- First off, the artwork was done by an artist in Sweden. Holtby gave him an idea of what he wanted and they communicated through email throughout the process.
- He has the Capitals’ logo front and center along with his number.
- A cartoon-like eagle takes up a majority of the helmet and it sits just above a sign on the side that reads “don’t feed the animal.”
- The back of the helmet has two flags, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
- “Carpe Diem” is written on the bottom which is something that the goaltender lives his life by, to “seize the day.”
This whole process took about a week and it is pretty similar to the helmet he had 2 years ago. The only major difference is he took off the Japanese symbol in the back that meant “constant improvement.” Now that Holtby has his new gear, it is only a matter of time before the season comes around and he is back on the ice.
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