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Capitals to auction off goalie Braden Holtby's mask for You Can Play

It’s part of the NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone campaign.

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Braden Holtby
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If you ever wanted to have an authentic mask worn in a game by an NHL goalie, now’s your chance. It will cost at least $2,900.

As part of the NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone campaign and in conjunction with the You Can Play Project, Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby’s autographed game-worn mask will be given to the winning bidder following Friday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers. As I write this, the bidding is at $2,900.

Holtby is the Capitals LGBT ambassador for You Can Play, which seeks to encourage LGBT inclusion in the sport. Every day this month, Hockey Is For Everyone activities is focusing on social issues as LGBT rights; ethnicity and gender equality; socio-economic status and those with disabilities, the NHL said.

Last June, Holtby marched in the D.C. Pride Parade.