The Loss of Colby Cave

Times have been hard for hockey fans everywhere. Today got even harder when Emily Cave announced that husband Colby Cave succumbed after suffering a brain bleed at home on Tuesday. He was in a medically induced coma. This was after receiving emergency surgery to remove a colloid cyst on his brain at a Toronto hospital. He was only 25.

Colby’s Path to the NHL

Cave played four seasons with Swift Current of the WHL. He entered the NHL as an undrafted free agent when the Bruins signed him in 2015. While he only played three games in Boston, he was a key part of the Providence Bruins during his time with the organization. Edmonton picked Colby up via claimers in 2019, finishing his NHL career. In 44 games, he ended up scoring 3 goals, the last of which coming before this season was suspended.

What His Teammates Thought of Him

Numbers aside, what is clear from the statements from former teammates, friends, and family, is that Colby was a passionate guy with a lot to give to those around him. He was a hard worker and took his game seriously. He was also a role model for young players, taking time to mentor, even when not expected to do so.

Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and teammates at this time. People will remember Colby for his outstanding moral conduct, professionalism, and his smile.

*Image courtesy of the Edmonton Oilers via Twitter.

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-Heidi Thomas (@damselondrums)

Heidi Thomas

Washington Capitals fan, casual gamer, hiking enthusiast. Ask me about my Greyhound. I also wrote a book once.

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