The Braden Holtby “Holtbyism” Rituals

Posted November 9, 2010

As you know, Braden Holtby recently made his NHL debuts, both in relief, and then his first NHL start. He’s now 2-0, and off to a solid start in his young career. While his play has been good, we’re less concerned with that, than we are with his “Holtbyisms”. Here are some videos from Hershey, showing what we mean. First, the warm-up :

Amazingly that’s not it. Before a face-off he has a different routine :

…and after a period? Yeah, he has a ritual for that too :

We also found a good video of Holtby doing his thing before the 2nd period of Sunday’s game, although for whatever reason the Youtube user LuvdCaps has disabled embedding.

** UPDATE ** – We were missing the “Holtby Shuffle”, as sent to us by @RinkRebel :