Former Bruins Center Colby Cave Dead At 25

Former Boston Bruins center Colby Cave sadly passed away early Saturday morning. Cave was just 25-years-old. The statement from the family reads:

“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 was the wife of Colby. He suffered a brain bleed on Monday night and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Cave had emergency surgery to remove a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on his brain and he passed away four days later. Our deepest condolences to Emily as well as Colby’s friends and family.

“On behalf of the entire Bruins organization I want to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to Colby’s family,” Bruins president Cam Neely said. “As an undrafted free agent from Saskatchewan, Colby chose the Bruins and once he came to our organization, he seized the opportunity and showed on and off the ice that he was a special hockey player and person. He was, and will always be a Bruin, and he will be dearly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.”

Colby played 20 games with the Bruins last season prior to being waved and picked up by the Edmonton Oilers. Our thoughts are with his family.