Colby Cave Bio, Wiki
Colby Cave was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played as a forward for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Colby Cave Playing career
Cave first played locally with the Battlefords Stars in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League from 2009 to 2011. In 2019, Cave was drafted to the major junior level with the 13th selection in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft in 2009 by the Kootenay Ice. His rights were later traded by Kootenay to the Swift Current Broncos on January 9, 2011. After agreeing to terms with the Broncos, Cave made his debut at the tail end of the 2010–11 season, appearing in a solitary game.
Cave was named captain of the Broncos in his third full season with the team. Eligible for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, he was listed 157th overall by ISS Hockey, however, he was passed over.
At the conclusion of his final junior season, placing second on the club in points with 75 in 72 games, he was signed as an undrafted free agent to a three-year, entry level contract by the Boston Bruins on April 4, 2015. Cave was immediately reassigned to play out the remainder of the 2014–15 season with American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins.
He received his first recall to the NHL on an emergency basis by the Bruins on December 21, 2017 during the final season of his rookie contract with the Bruins in 2017–18.
Cave made his NHL debut, playing alongside line-mate and former Broncos junior teammate, Jake DeBrusk, in a 2–1 shootout victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Following another callup by the Boston team in the 2018–19 season, on December 17, 2018, he scored his first NHL career goal in 4–0 shutout of the Montreal Canadiens. On January 15, 2019, he left the Bruins organization after he was claimed by the Edmonton Oilers.
Colby Cave Age
Cave was born on December 26, 1994, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. At the time of his death on April 11, 2020, he was 25 years old.
Colby Cave Height
Cave stood at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) and weighed 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb).
Colby Cave Parents
Cave was the son of Rancher Cave (father) and Jentheten Cave (mother). He had a twin sister named Taylor Cave with whom he grew up in the small town of Battleford, Saskatchewan.
Colby Cave Wife
Cave was married to Emily Cave from July 2019 till the time of his death on April 11, 2020. Early this week, Emily had posted on her Instagram about Cave’s condition;
“We need a miracle,” Emily wrote on Thursday. “Colby’s parents and myself, got to see him through a window and talk to him with a walkie talkie last night. We are no longer allowed to be in the hospital because Covid-19 rules. We have no idea when we will be allowed to see him again.
“The nurse has tied his wedding band to his ankle. I am dreaming of being able to touch you, hear your voice, squeeze your hand (3 times), and kiss you again. I love you so much, and my heart is shattered into a million pieces without my best friend.”
Following her husband’s death she posted;
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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. ✨
Colby Cave Net Worth & Salary
Cave had an estimated net worth of around $3.5 million which he had earned through his career. He earned $675,000 as his salary.
Colby Cave Death
Cave died on April 11, 2020, after suffering a brain bleed. His wife, Emily, issued the following statement:
“It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early this 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.”
The Oilers tweeted the following in memory of Cave:
Rest in peace, Colby Cave. 🖤 https://t.co/oHBUdNAGII
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 11, 2020