Braden Holtby has established himself as one of the best goalies in the NHL, but just how high does he rank? Pretty high, according to NHL Network.
NHL Network has been ranking the top netminders in the NHL. The Caps’ goalie came in at second on the list behind only Montreal’s Carey Price.
It’s no surprise to see him ranked so high considering he has been a Vezina finalist in each of the past two seasons, winning the award in 2016.
“There’s just no holes,” analyst Kevin Weekes said. “He doesn’t have any real weaknesses to his game and for the most part he’s been awesome in the playoffs as well, for the most part, in his career.”
That last caveat will likely sting some Caps fans given that his last playoff performance was, by far, the worst of his career (career lows 2.47 GAA and .909 save percentage). Even with that, however, Holtby overall has been phenomenal in the playoffs and currently has the second-highest career playoff save percentage (.932) of all time and the highest among active netminders.
Here is the NHL Network’s full top ten list:
1. Carey Price
2. Braden Holtby
3. Sergei Bobrovsky
4. Matt Murray
5. Devan Dubnyk
6. Jonathan Quick
7. Cam Talbot
8. Henrik Lundqvist
9. Maritn Jones
10. Pekka Rinne
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