Washington Capitals: Braden Holtby
Washington Capitals Braden Holtby was ahead of the trend when it comes to the all-too popular “Lumbersexual” look. With his slick hair and thick beard, put Holtby in a plaid jacket and he’s all set to hit up the trendiest new craft brewery in your town.
The 2016 Vezina Trophy winner followed a similar trend to some of the other guys on this list. He came in to the league looking young, fresh and awkward until his first playoff run. Being that he plays for the Capitals, we know that he lost in the first or second round of those playoffs (surprisingly, not to the Pittsburgh Penguins that time) — however, not before Holtby unleashed his gorgeous beard upon the hockey world.
Holtby currently resides in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. He says it reminds him of his small town Saskatchewan upbringing, with a few more perks. He frequents the local shops, including a barbershop for occasional beard trims (obviously not during the playoffs, though). Despite enjoying a low-key lifestyle in a historic suburb, he is only minutes from all the D.C. amenities.
Holtby’s living situation mimics his beard, in that it is perfect. He is perfect. Look at this man. Good Lord. Is there a better-looking player in the NHL? Braden Holtby wins the prize for the most enviable playoff beard on this list.