Who is Colby Cave?
Colby Cave was a Canadian professional ice hockey center who until his death played for the Bakersfield Condors of the American Hockey League (AHL), as a prospect for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Being brought up in the town of Battleford, Saskatchewan, he first played locally with the Battlefords Stars in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League from 2009 to 2011. Colby was drafted to the major junior level with the 13th selection in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft in 2009 by the Kootenay Ice.
Cave’s first NHL goal came in Montreal, on Dec. 17, 2018. Subbing for an injured Bergeron, he finished a pretty high-low passing play, David Pastrnak to Charlie McAvoy to Cave in the slot. Grinning in the dressing room afterward, his comments were all about the team, all about the win. He was pleased to learn a teammate grabbed the puck.
His only goal in 2019 was an impressive one. Recently called up, Cave was on the ice against Sidney Crosby’s line, in a scoreless game in Pittsburgh. He took a pass out of the Oilers’ zone, burst around defenseman Marcus Pettersson, cut across the crease, and scored on Matt Murray.
How Old is Colby Cave?
Cave was 25 years old at the time of his death on Saturday morning 12th April 2020. He was born on December 26, 1994, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Colby Cave Family
Colby was born to Allan and Jennifer. He has a younger sister called Taylor.
Colby Cave Wife
Cave was married to Emily Cave whom he married in the summer of 2018. The couple had not even celebrated their first wedding anniversary when Cave died.
Emily is a mental health advocate. The couple exchanged vows at a vineyard in Southern Ontario.
Colby Cave Height – Weight
Cave stood at a height of 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) and he weighed 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb).
Colby Cave Death
Cave suffered a brain bleed overnight on April 6-7, 2020 and went into a coma. On Saturday morning 12 April 2020, the Edmonton Oilers and Cave’s family announced the news of his death. This was four days after doctors at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto operated to remove a colloid cyst putting pressure on his brain.
His wife Emily confirmed the news. “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.”
Emily also posted a moving tribute to her husband on Instagram.