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Capitals goalie Holtby to march in Pride parade

Will walk in Washington event in conjunction with You Can Play Project @NHLdotcom

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby will walk in the Capital Pride Alliance's 2016 Capital Pride Parade on June 11 in Washington D.C.

He will march alongside Slapshot, the Capitals' mascot, members of the Monumental Sports and Entertainment staff and other area sports groups. They will be marching in conjunction with the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, coaches and fans, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

"I am honored to represent the Capitals and participate in this important event that shines light on the contributions the LGBT community makes every day," Holtby said in a Capitals press release . "I believe in equality for all people and I look forward to showing my support along with our organization and fans."

Holtby, a 2016 Vezina Trophy finalist, tied a League record with 48 wins during the regular season. He had a 2.20 goals-against average, his best since taking over as the Capitals starting goaltender in 2012-13.

The parade will begin at Dupont Circle at 4:30 p.m. and finish at 14th and F Street at 6 p.m. The route will travel through segments of the city important to the LGBT community and is expected to draw 150,000 spectators.

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