Braeden earned his law degree (with Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan where he was the recipient of the Law Society of Saskatchewan Silver Medal. Braeden's law school awards include the Ron Cuming Prize in Commercial Law, the Ron Fritz Prize in Law and the Class Prize in Personal Property Secured Transactions. While in law school Braeden served on the Board of Editors for the Saskatchewan Law Review and competed in the Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot. Outside of his studies Braeden played for the faculty of law's intramural and men's hockey teams and was a co-founder of the Sports Law Club. Prior to law school, Braeden earned his Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) in Finance from the University of Calgary. In his free time he likes to play hockey, golf and travel.