Braden Holtby won 10 games for the Washington Capitals a year ago, but when he got the call-up on St. Patrick’s Day and a flight to Chicago the next morning, the goaltender didn’t think much of where to park his car.
“It’s actually at the Harrisburg airport,” Holtby said. “I was told I was only going to be up a couple of days so I slept in a little bit more, got about a half-hour extra sleep. I just parked in the daily parking.”
Daily parking at Harrisburg International runs $20 a day, and Holtby has so far parked his car there eight days. Good thing he’s drawing an NHL paycheck in that time.
“I know, I keep thinking about going to ask someone [to pick it up],” Holtby said. “It’s collecting a pretty big toll over there.”
Worth every penny for now. Maybe the Caps should pick up the tab, as the 22-year-old is 2-0-1 with a 1.29 goals-against average and .955 save percentage since getting brought up from the Hershey Bears.
UPDATE: According to fancy stats expert Neil Greenberg, Holtby has made $26,829.27 since getting called up. So he won’t be collecting donations to pay his way out of the garage.