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Colby cave Biography, Age, Career, Wife, Death

Colby Cave Edmonton Oilers Forward dies

Colby Cave was a Canadian professional hockey forward that played 67 games for the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League between 2017 and 2020. Colby Cave lost his life at 25 after he was induced in a coma on 11th April 2020.

Colby Cave Biography

 

Colby Cave was born on 26th December 1994, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Colby grew up in the town of Battleford, Saskatchewan. From an early age, Colby was only interested in Hockey and he first played locally with the Battlefords Stars in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League from 2009 to 2011.

Colby Cave Age

At the time of his death, Colby Cave was only 25 years old.

Colby Cave Career 

Colby Cave began his career when he was drafted to the major junior level with the 13th selection in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft in 2009 by the Kootenay Ice. Colby Cave’s rights were then traded by Kootenay to the Swift Current Broncos on January 9, 2011. Cave exemplified his leadership skills at a young age and in his third full season with the Broncos he was named team captain. Colby continued his development by elevating his offensive game to almost a point-per-game pace finishing with 70 points in 72 games. Colby Cave became eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and was listed 157th overall by ISS Hockey. However, he was passed over.

Professional Career 

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Colby Cave remained undrafted after the 2014 draft and he was signed by the Boston Bruins on April 4, 2014, as a free agent to a three-year entry-level contract. Colby Cave spent most of his first three years of his professional career with the Providence Bruins, the American Hockey league affiliate of the Bruins. During the final season of his rookie contract with the Bruins in 2017-18, Cave received his first recall to the NHL on an emergency basis by the Bruins on December 21, 2017. He made NHL debut against Winnipeg jets playing alongside line-mate and former Broncos junior teammate, Jake DeBrusk, in a 2-1 shootout victory. He was then returned to Providence following the game.

Following another call-up by the Boston team in the 2018-19 season, on December 17, 2018, Cave scored his first NHL career goal in a 4-0 shutout of the Montreal Canadiens. H

e remained with Boston to appear in 20 games, posting 1 goal and 5 points, before he was placed on waivers by the Bruins for re-assignment to the American Hockey League (AHL). On January 15, 2019, Cave left the Bruins organization after he was claimed by the Edmonton Oilers.

Colby Cave Wife

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Love ya Syd ❤️💪🏼

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Colby Cave is survived by his wife Emily Cave whom he married last summer. He also leaves behind his parents Allan and Jennifer and a younger sister, Taylor.

Colby Cave Death 

The Edmonton Oilers and Cave’s family announced the news on Saturday Morning. He passed away days after doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto operated to remove a colloid cyst putting pressure on his brain, according to NHL.com. His team said that he had been in a medically induced coma since suffering a brain breed overnight Monday. “it is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away this early morning. I (Emily) and both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time.” Emily Cave said in a statement.

Emily Cave also posted a moving tribute to her husband on Instagram later on Saturday, “To my best friend & love of my life, Colby. My heart is shattered. The amount of physical, mental, and emotional pain I am in when I think about never seeing, touching, or holding you again is unbearable. You are and will always be my person, my hero, the greatest thing to happen to me. I never dreamed of being a widow before our first wedding anniversary. Although every cell in my body is lost without you, I promise to continue to make you proud. You were the best friend, husband, doggy daddy, and oh how I wished to see you as a baby daddy. I’ll see you again soon, Colb. You’ll be in heaven meeting me with a warm wet kiss. You’ll be with me every step of the way. I don’t want to stop writing just like I didn’t want to stop holding you this morning at the hospital. You are my everything. You always will be. Thank you for now being the best Guardian Angel. Just as you ended your vows, I am going to end with one word, AGAPE.”

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To my best friend & love of my life, Colby 🤍 My heart is shattered. The amount of physical, mental, and emotional pain I am in when I think about never seeing, touching, or holding you again is unbearable. You are and will always be my person, my hero, the greatest thing to happen to me. I never dreamed of being a widow before our first wedding anniversary. Although, every cell in my body is lost without you, I promise to continue to make you proud. You were the best friend, husband, doggy daddy, and oh how I wished to see you as a baby daddy. I’ll see you again soon, Colb. You’ll be in heaven meeting me with a warm wet kiss. You’ll be with me every step of the way. I don’t want to stop writing just like I didn’t want to stop holding you this morning at the hospital. You are my everything. You always will be. Thank you for now being the best Guardian Angel. Just as you ended your vows, I am going to end with one word, AGAPE. ✨

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Earlier this week, she pleaded for him to wake up in another emotional post and said she and his parents were no longer able to visit him in the hospital because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Oilers called it a “very, very sad day” for the organization. “Colby was a terrific teammate with great character, admired and liked everywhere he played. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Emily, his family and friends at this very difficult time.” wrote Edmonton Oilers chairman Bob Nicholson.

Jay Woodcroft, the Head coach Bakersfield Condors Hockey Club an affiliate of Edmonton Oilers called him a “phenomenal person to be around.” “He was the epitome of what a professional hockey player should be: caring, driven, focused, and serious. Our thoughts and prayers continue to remain with Emily and the entire Cave family.” Woodcroft said in a statement.

 

 

 

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